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mobi ☆ The Banished Immortal A Life of Li Bai read È ❴Epub❵ ➟ The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From the National Book Award winning author of Waiting a narratively driven deeply human biography of the Tang dynasty poet Li BPerfect 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 wi I studied Taoism in college but was not familiar with the poetwanderer in Ha Jin's biography I loved seeing the poems in Chinese script along with their translations although I rarely felt myself moved by the words of the poems themselvesI admire Ha Jin as a writerthinkerhumanist and this book was completely rewarding and a fascinating journey into ancient China It's themes especially the tension between the desire to contribute to society and the need to get away from society and the tension between the demands of art and the demands of practical statecraft are just as applicable today as in 7th C China

The Banished Immortal A Life of Li Bai Li PoPerfect 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 wi I studied Taoism in college but was not familiar with the poetwanderer in Ha Jin's biography I loved seeing the poems in Chinese script along with their translations although I rarely felt myself moved by the words of the poems themselvesI admire Ha Jin as a writerthinkerhumanist and this book was completely rewarding and a fascinating journey into ancient China It's themes especially the tension between the desire to contribute to society and the need to get away from society and the tension between the demands of art and the demands of practical statecraft are just as applicable today as in 7th C China

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The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai (Li Po) ã 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 uite a speedy biography of a genius than twelve hundreds years ago Based on the facts in the remaining records and filling the gap with writer’s imaginations faithfully to the poet’s character and his ages uite an attempt to globalize a Chinese poet versed in a a short and handy book pdf Ø A Life of Li Bai Ä Join or create book clubs

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Join or create book clubs Ä book Th 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 legendThe 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 vers Prior to reading this biography I had know idea about Li Bai one of China's greatest poets The book is very well written and give the reader a fairly clear picture of what life was like in China in 700 AD The narration covers all of the poet's life from childhood to his death Many of Li Bai's poems are presented throughout the book and are written in Chinese and in English I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and hope you do too