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Six Records of a Floating Life - Shen Fu, Leonard Pratt
Six Records of a Floating Life
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781101488935 (110148893X)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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4.0 Fu Shen's Six Records of a Floating Life
The book is really Four Records of a Floating Life, the last two records do not survive. It is autobiography, but it is divided into different themes, and whilst each of these records is chronological they overlap one another. The author Fu Shen was a minor bureaucrat with a failed career.The book...
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This was written in the late 1700s and early 1800s by a Chinese man who drifted between various clerical and artistic jobs.Only four of the original six chapters exist, and it makes a very different style of storytelling: each chapter is thematic, and chronological within, but the book overall is no...
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