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(A Floating Life.pdf) 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 Li Po relives his outlandish adventures from riding on the back of an enormous eagle to working for a brutal butcher as a Pigboy in training and struggling to make his mark at the court of China s most glorious emperor He rails against all that conspires to restrain him the philosophy of that pietistic old prater Confucius the elaborate rules governing the composition of verse the rigid examinations required to obtain an official post and the greedy emperors whose expansionism leads China into a period of rebellion and catastrophe br br A Floating Life is a magnificent portrayal of a critical time in China s history and the life of a literary legend Nearly thirteen hundred years after the fact Simon Elegant s scrupulously researched novel captures the essence of the eccentric bard of spontaneous verse lover of birds breast milk courtesans tavern songs and wine in fullest splendor and bravadoDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming A Floating Life books for multiple devices.