The Banished Immortal

ISBN: 9781524747411 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2019 Autor: Ha Jin Editură: Ballantine Books Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 320 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Waiting a narratively driven, deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li Bai--also known as Li Po.

In his own time (701-762), Li Bai's poems--shaped by Daoist thought and characterized by their passion, romance, and lust for life--were never given their proper due by the official literary gatekeepers. Nonetheless, his lines rang out on the lips of court entertainers, tavern singers, soldiers, and writers throughout the Tang dynasty, and his deep desire for a higher, more perfect world gave rise to his nickname, the Banished Immortal. Today, Bai's verses are still taught to China's schoolchildren and recited at parties and toasts; they remain an inextricable part of the Chinese language.

With the instincts of a master novelist, Ha Jin draws on a wide range of historical and literary sources to weave the great poet's life story. He follows Bai from his origins on the western frontier to his ramblings travels as a young man, which were filled with filled with striving but also with merry abandon, as he raised cups of wine with friends and fellow poets. Ha Jin also takes us through the poet's later years--in which he became swept up in a military rebellion that altered the course of China's history--and the mysterious circumstances of his death, which are surrounded by legend.

The Banished Immortal is an extraordinary portrait of a poet who both transcended his time and was shaped by it, and whose ability to live, love, and mourn without reservation produced some of the most enduring verses.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Ha Jin
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Ballantine Books
Inaltime
22
Latime
16
Grosime
3.1
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
320
Subtitlu
A Life of Li Bai (Li Po)
Greutate
490
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