Author(s): Ed. Tina Chang et al
"Language for a New Century" celebrates the artistic and cultural forces flourishing today in the East. Some poets, such as Bei Dao and Mahmoud Darwish, are acclaimed worldwide but many more will be new to the reader. The collection includes 400 voices that represent a wider artistic movement that challenges traditions, broadening our notion of contemporary literature.Each section of the anthology - organised by theme rather than by national affiliation - is preceded by an introductory essay from the editors. In an age of violence and terrorism, often predicated by cultural ignorance, this anthology is a bold declaration of shared humanity and devotion to the transformative power of art.