Arthur Wailey ( born Arthur David Waley , actually English. Arthur David Schloss , August 19, 1889 , Tenbridge Wells, Kent - June 27, 1966 , London ) is an English orientalist, sinologist and translator.
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|Place of Birth||Tenbridge wells|
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|Place of death||London|
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Gold Medal of the Queen of Poetry
From a Jewish family. Finished Cambridge . Worked in the British Museum . In 1914 he took the maiden name of the paternal grandmother. He was close to the Bloomsbury group , one of the first to appreciate the work of Ronald Ferbenk .
In his translations of the 1910-1950s, the West learned The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu , The Notes at the Head of the Bed , Sei Shonagon , Tao Te Ching, and the writings of Confucius , poems by Bo Juyi , Tripitaka, and much more.
Whaley - one of those in the XX century. formed the ideas of the West about the East. In particular, he influenced the oriental interests of Ezra Pound , was one of the permanent sources of Borges .
Recognition and awards
Order of the British Empire ( 1952 ), Order of the Knights of Honor ( 1956 ). Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry ( 1953 ).
- Collected writings on China. Richmond: Routledgecurzon, 2005
- De Gruchy JW Orienting Arthur Waley: japonism, orientalism, Japanese literature in English. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2003
- Conroy J. Translate, Mattheo Ricci, James Legge, and Arthur Waley. Norton: Wheaton College, 2007
- Online Books by Arthur Waley (Eng.)