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Tao Te Ching by Lao zi
Book DescriptionNo other English translation of this greatest of the Chinese classics can match Ursula Le Guin's striking new version. Le Guin, best known for thought-provoking science fiction novels that have helped to transform the genre, has studied the "Tao Te Ching " for more than forty years. She has consulted the literal translations and worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way to modern people, while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work. Avoiding scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has revealed the "Tao Te Ching "'s immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humor, in a way that shows better than ever before why it has been so much loved for more than 2,500 years. Included are Le Guin's own personal commentary and notes on the text. This new version is sure to be welcomed by the many readers of the "Tao Te Ching " as well as those coming to the text for the first time.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781570623950
(215mm x 141mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 5-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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This is one of the rarest yet most accessible of the Chinese wisdom texts, and a companion to Tao Te Ching. Most likely written in the middle of the first millennium BCE, it survived through oral transmission. It takes the form of 81 dialogues between the sage Lao Tzu and an unnamed prince of China.
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Author Biography - Lao zi
Ursula K. Le Guin is the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Gandalf, Kafka, and National Book Awards. She is the author of many short stories and more than fifteen novels, including "The Left Hand of Darkness "and "The Dispossessed." She is also an honored author of children's books, poetry, and criticism.
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