The Life and Times of Po Chü-I, 772-846 AD by Arthur Waley. 1st Edition. Hardback. Allen and Unwin, 1949.
Biography of Po Chü-I, the quintessential Chinese poet. He is best known for his ballads and satirical poems. He held the view that good poetry should be readily understood by the common people and exemplified it in poems noted for simple diction, natural style, and social content. He occupied several important government posts. He continued to write despite partial paralysis. His work was popular throughout East Asia and he enjoyed great fame during his lifetime.