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The ten thousand things : a novel

Author: John Spurling
Publisher: New York ; London : Overlook Duckworth, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In the turbulent final years of the Yuan Dynasty, Wang Meng is a low-level bureaucrat, employed by the government of Mongol conquerors established by the Kublai Khan. Though he wonders about his own complicity with this regime, he prefers not to dwell on his official duties, choosing instead to live the life of the mind. Wang is an extraordinarily gifted artist. His paintings are at once delicate and confident; in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013029571
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Spurling
ISBN: 0715649035 9780715649039
OCLC Number: 910968441
Description: 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title Page; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; From a bookseller's catalogue; 1. Landscape in Winter; 2. Escaping the World; 3. Red-Scarf Bandits; 4. A Garden of Forking Paths; 5. Return to the Yellow Crane Mountain; 6. Reaching the Bend in the River; 7. The White Tigress; 8. The Cannons Roar; 9. The Rose-Tree Rots; 10. Moving Home; 11. The Blue Bien Mountains; 12. Wu Conquers Wu; 13. A Chapter of Happiness; 14. Shadows on Friends' Faces; 15. Passing Time and Endless Time; Two Imperial Notes.
Responsibility: John Spurling.

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In the turbulent final years of the Yuan Dynasty, Wang Meng is a low-level bureaucrat, employed by the government of Mongol conquerors established by the Kublai Khan. Though he wonders about his own complicity with this regime, he prefers not to dwell on his official duties, choosing instead to live the life of the mind. Wang is an extraordinarily gifted artist. His paintings are at once delicate and confident; in them, one can see the wind blowing through the trees, the water rushing through rocky valleys, the infinite expanse of China's natural beauty. But this is not a time for sitting still.

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