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"高士傳" by Mi Huangfu is a beautifully written novel that delves into the life of a talented young scholar, Gao Shi, as he navigates the complexities of ancient Chinese society. The author expertly captures the essence of the era, providing readers with a vivid and immersive reading experience.

The character development in this novel is particularly strong, as we witness Gao Shi grow and evolve throughout the story. His internal struggles, ambitions, and relationships are portrayed with depth and nuance, making him a truly relatable protagonist.

The writing style in "高士傳" is elegant and poetic, transporting readers to a different time and place. Mi Huangfu's descriptive language paints a vivid picture of ancient China, allowing readers to fully immerse themselves in the story.

Overall, "高士傳" is a captivating and engaging read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and Chinese literature. The novel is a true gem that offers a window into a fascinating period of history, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a compelling and well-written tale.

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序   孔子稱舉逸民,天下之民歸心焉。洪崖先生創高道於上皇之代,許由善卷不降節於唐虞之朝,是以易有束帛之義,禮有玄纁之制。詩人發白駒之歌,春秋顯子臧之節。明堂月令以季春聘名士,禮賢者。然則,高讓之士,王政所先,厲濁激貪之務也。史班之載,多所闕略。梁鴻頌逸民,蘇順科高士,或錄屈節,雜而不純。又近取秦漢,不及遠古,夫思其人猶愛其樹,況稱其德而贊其事哉!謐采古今八代之士,身不屈於王公,名不耗於終 始,自堯至魏,凡九十餘人。雖執節若夷齊,去就若兩龔,皆不錄也。  ○被衣  被衣者,堯時人也。堯之師曰許由,許由之師曰齧缺,齧缺之師曰王倪,王倪之師曰被衣。齧缺問道乎被衣,被衣曰:「若正汝形,一汝視,天和將至。攝汝知,一汝度,神將來舍,德將為汝美,道將為汝居。汝瞳焉如新生之犢,而無求其故。」言未卒,齧缺睡寐,被衣大悅,行歌而去之,曰:「形若槁骸,心若死灰,真其實知不以故,自持媒媒晦晦,無心而不可與謀,彼何人哉!」  

王倪  王倪者,堯時賢人也,師被衣。齧缺又學於王倪,問道焉。齧缺曰:「子... Continue reading book >>

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