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The Resource The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po), Ha Jin

The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po), Ha Jin

Label
The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po)
Title
The banished immortal
Title remainder
a life of Li Bai (Li Po)
Statement of responsibility
Ha Jin
Title variation
Life of Li Bai (Li Po)
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"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 rambling travels as a young man, which were 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. [This book] 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jin, Ha
Dewey number
  • 895.11/3
  • B
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English; poems in original Chinese with English translations
LC call number
PL2671
LC item number
.J554 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Li, Bai
  • Li, Bai
  • Poets, Chinese
  • Li, Bai
  • Li, Bai
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • HISTORY / Asia / China
  • Poets, Chinese
Target audience
adult
Label
The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po), Ha Jin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- Away from home -- Back in his hometown -- Leaving Sichuan -- Dissipation -- Marriage -- Married life -- In the capital -- Away from the capital -- In the north -- In the south -- Moving to the Lu region -- Women -- In the capital again -- Political involvement -- The meeting of two stars -- Life in transition -- On the road again -- New marriage -- On the northeastern frontier -- Moving to the south -- An unexpected guest -- Escaping from the rebels -- Imprisonment -- Disillusion and the end
Control code
1031936667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781524747411
Lccn
2018024328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028847203
System control number
(OCoLC)1031936667
Label
The banished immortal : a life of Li Bai (Li Po), Ha Jin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- Away from home -- Back in his hometown -- Leaving Sichuan -- Dissipation -- Marriage -- Married life -- In the capital -- Away from the capital -- In the north -- In the south -- Moving to the Lu region -- Women -- In the capital again -- Political involvement -- The meeting of two stars -- Life in transition -- On the road again -- New marriage -- On the northeastern frontier -- Moving to the south -- An unexpected guest -- Escaping from the rebels -- Imprisonment -- Disillusion and the end
Control code
1031936667
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781524747411
Lccn
2018024328
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028847203
System control number
(OCoLC)1031936667

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