Category Archives: T’ao Ch’ien

Let the Season of Summer Reading Begin!

A 5th century poem by T’ao Ch’ien paints a moment of perfect happiness. It involves settling down with a good book.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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