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The Essential Chuang Tzu

Hamill, Sam; Seaton, J.P. (eds.)

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ISBN 10: 1570624577 / ISBN 13: 9781570624575
Verlag: Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. & London, U.K., 1999
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Paperback. Upper part of spine is slightly faded. Minor wear to spine ends and leading corners. Ex-Libris sticker and minor penned marginalia on inside front cover. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 417398

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Titel: The Essential Chuang Tzu

Verlag: Shambhala Publications, Inc., Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. & London, U.K.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Paperback

Zustand:Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No Dust Jacket

Art des Buches: Used

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The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text. This unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar presents the so-called "Inner Chapters" of the text, along with important selections from other chapters thought to have been written by Chuang Tzu's disciples.

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If you have looked long at the serene freedom of a Chinese painting or been baffled by a Zen koan or been knocked off your stool by a Beat poet, you have met Chuang Tzu (Zhuangzi). If you would like to get to know him better, spend some time with poet Sam Hamill and scholar J.P. Seaton's translation of The Essential Teachings of Chuang Tzu.

Of the 33 chapters in the original, Hamill and Seaton render 19 completely and 3 partially into a naturally flowing English idiom that captures the vibrancy, humor, and playful sincerity of Chuang Tzu's language. Chuang Tzu offers insights more than teachings, startlingly transparent nuggets of wisdom in short episodes with colorful characters and trenchant punch lines. His overarching themes of freedom, living naturally, using the useless, the interconnectedness of all things, natural transformation, and such materialize as the eye meanders from passage to passage. Here is a concise, fluent rendition that makes reading Chuang Tzu almost as much fun as wandering free and easy through the infinite. --Brian Bruya

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