Poet. Thanks to his fine writing, Ha Jin kept me engaged in his biography titled, The Banished Immortal: A Life of Li Bai. Li Bai lived during the Tang dynasty, in the early part of the eighth century. Readers get to learn about the poet through his poems as well as through the clear description of his life as described by Ha Jin. Since the poet enjoyed many a tipple during his life, I strongly encourage a glass or two of some alcohol while reading this book. When you hear about his drinking exploits, you’ll be more empathetic. Then read a poem and go to sleep.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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