G PB. Here Pound recreates for the English-speaking world the great poetry of ancient China. The 365 odes are the living tradition. In Chinese poetry. Pound's translation of the Classic Anthology is the culmination of 40 years of Chinese study, a translator who gives the illusion of being not mere translatiaons but a "translucence. He makes these early poems spring to live and seem as contemporaneous as any modern verse. Edge wear.