PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (12): 1570-1573.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.12.015

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The Cultural and Geographic Characteristics of "Home" and "The Songs of GuiQuLaiXi"

ZHANG Yihong   

  1. Wenzhou University Oujiang College, Wenzhou 325027, China
  • Received:2011-03-01 Revised:2011-06-01 Online:2011-12-25 Published:2011-12-25

Abstract: German's romantic poet Holderlin and China's pastoral poet Tao Yuanming have both been known as the "poet of poets". Their poems all contain a deep "homeland" complex. The study of their respective masterpieces- Holderlin's "home" and Tao's "GuiQuLaiXi" reveals many intriguing findings. Although they differ in their cultural backgrounds and cultural contexts, and emotional tones, the longings and yearnings for a "poetic residence" they built up in their works actually reflect a common aesthetic realm of human life. From the aspects of the two poems, this paper discusses the two sets of the cultural and geographic characteristics and genes that shaped the two poets who are of different ages and come from different places as wel as the factors that are responsible for their unique poetic styles.

Key words: geographic environment, love feeling culture, music culture, poetic dwelling