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A Floating Life: The Adventures of Li Po

A Historical Novel

by Simon Elegant

  • 91 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published by Ecco Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • T°ang dynasty, 618-907,
  • Li, Po,,
  • Fiction - Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • Poets, Chinese,
  • Historical,
  • Historical fiction,
  • Modern fiction,
  • Historical - General,
  • 701-762,
  • Civilization, Medieval

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8132665M
    ISBN 100880016566
    ISBN 109780880016568

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Li Po is a real person, and has had a great influence even to this day/5. History and legend combine brilliantly in Simon Elegant's bawdy "autobiographical" account of China's famed rabble-rousing versemaker Li Po.

On a lavishly outfitted river barge in ancient China, a studious young vintner's son takes down the life story of the extraordinary Tang Dynasty poet-in-exile, none other than the "Banished Immortal" himself, the great Li Po rel/5.

Get this from a library. A floating life: the adventures of Li Po: an historical novel. [Simon Elegant] -- The rambunctious life of the 8th century Chinese poet Li Po, famous for his books on romance, natural beauty and wine.

From a boyhood flight on the back of an eagle to butcher of pigs. Li Po tells his life story to be written down, on his way into exile. The tales he tells.

Yeah there is poetry in the mix, but mixed in with traveling all around China and the wildest adventures of every type, from hanging out with brigands to hanging out with the emperor/5(1). The topic may not appear too exciting at first - the life story of a poet in eighth-century China - and it does have a slow start, but A Floating Life is actually a fun book and quite exciting at times.

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This is an excellent literary fiction which reveals not only the nature and great talent of Li Bai, but also gives fascinating insight into the political intrigues of living under an emperor.

A FLOATING LIFE. The Adventures of Li Po. By Simon Elegant. Ecco, $ Simon Elegant, an editor and writer at Far Eastern Economic Review, has contrived this handsome entertainment about the great.

Li Po and Tu Fu by Bai Li (Book) A floating life: the adventures of Li Po: an historical novel by Simon Elegant (Book) The selected poems of Li Po by Bai Li (Book. Author Name Elegant, Simon. (Li Po.) Title A FLOATING LIFE: THE ADVENTURES OF LI HISTORICAL NOVEL.

Binding Hard Cover. Book Condition Near Fine. Jacket Condition Near Fine. Edition Second Printing. Publisher Hopewell, New Jersey Ecco Press ISBN Number / Seller ID By his own estimation (echoed in the opinion of his contemporaries), Li Po is ''a whale swimming among minnows,'' a genius who can write octets ''as perfect as ice in a jade bowl.'' Proud, boastful, dreamy, defiant and wily, he is a man of high principle and ribald wit, a roisterer who loves telling tall tales and drinking prodigious quantities.

A FLOATING LIFE: The Adventures of Li Po. By Simon Elegant, Ecco Press, pages, $ The book, for all of its attention to everyday material, makes some quite amazing leaps, dipping back in.

The parts of the book that see Minihane open up about his mental health are very He’s a definite good egg – witty, interesting and thoughtful and, as evidenced by this book, a good writer too. The premise is interesting in that he travels around the UK on a wild swimming tour as a partial way of attempting to get over problems with anxiety/5(11).

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Waley's The Poetry and Career of Li Po (), A. Cooper's Li PO and Tu Fu () and J. Hightower's Topics of Chinese Literature: Poetry and Career of Li PO (/53) and S. Elegant's A Floating Life: The Adventures of Li PO ().

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Publications: A Floating Life: The Adventures of Li Po, Address: c/o Author Mail, 7th Fl, Ecco Press/HarperCollins Publishers, 10 E 53rd St, New York, NYU.S.A. Writers Directory. This novel of “magic realism, blended with quirky, surreal humor should appeal to readers with a taste for the literary and the strange.”—Booklist In A Floating Life, a novel “in the lineage of B.A Floating Life by Simon Elegant ————————— The Chinese of olden times believed that immortals who misbehaved in Heaven were banished to live out a human life on Earth, where they might be encountered as wild, eccentric persons of extraordinary gifts.

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