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The Invention of Li Yu

Hanan, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0674464257 / ISBN 13: 9780674464254
Editorial: Harvard Univ Pr, Cambridge, Mass., 1988
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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An unmarked book in excellent condition, D/W with sl. edgewear and small piece missing upper edge front panel (now protected). "Hanan has restored the brittle but brightly atractive sparkle of Li Yu's image for us.". N° de ref. de la librería 023055

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Título: The Invention of Li Yu

Editorial: Harvard Univ Pr, Cambridge, Mass.

Año de publicación: 1988

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Edición: First Printing.

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Li Yu, 1610-1680, was a brilliant comic writer and entertainer, a thoroughgoing professional whose life was in his work-plays, stories, a novel, criticism, essays, and poems. Patrick Hanan places him in the society of his day, where even his precarious livelihood, his constant search for patronage, did not dampen his versatility, his irreverent wit, or his jocund spirit. Li was also an epicure, an inventor, a pundit, and a designer of houses and gardens. He was an exceptional figure in Chinese culture for two reasons: his disregard of the authority of tradition, and his dedication to the cause of comedy.

Hanan uses the term "invention" in his title in several ways: Li Yu's invention of himself, his public image-his originality and inventiveness in a multitude of fields and the literary products of his inventiveness. With expert and entertaining translations Hanan explores the key features of Li Yu's work, summarizing, describing, and quoting extensively to convey Li's virtuosity, his unconventionality, his irreverence, his ribaldry. This is a splendid introduction to the art and persona of a Chinese master of style and ingenuity.

About the Author:

Mr. Hanan is Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University.

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