Bill Porter: South Of The Yangtze

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Bill Porter: South Of The Yangtze
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Elliott Bay Book Company says
This is a writer and translator to enjoy ALL the seasons with. Last here on a dank, dark January day for the marvelous Finding Them Gone: Visiting China’s Poets of the Past, Bill Porter is back on this August Sunday afternoon for a new book in his series of China travel accounts, South of the Yangtze: Travels Through the Heart of China. This is an illustrated chronicle of travels undertaken in 1991 by Bill Porter, who was kept in company by Finn Wilcox and Steve Johnson. A trip that took place twenty-five years ago might seem like a while, yet measured against the 4,000-year human history of the region written of here, it seems like only yesterday. All of Bill Porter’s readings here - including those where he’s read as Red Pine, translator of Chinese poets and Buddhist texts - have been thoroughly delightful and enspiriting. This should be, as well.
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By: Elliott Bay Book Company

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