Rereading the Stone

Episode 39 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 18 part 4/4

April 27, 2021 Kevin Wilson, William Jones Season 1 Episode 39
Rereading the Stone
Episode 39 Rereading Hong lou meng 紅樓夢, Chapter 18 part 4/4
Show Notes

The final part of our deep-dive into the poetry showcased in Chapter 18 celebrating Yuanchun’s visit home. In this part we consider all of the contributions in Baoyu’s name. Issues of nature versus the natural reemerge, and Daiyu continues to be a poet diva. Behold the garden, behold the dream! Relax, enjoy some partially-enclosed spice mountains, why not? We dive deeply into all the allusions and embrace fully the readerly state of sensory overload.