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Monkey: The Journey to the West - Hu Shih, Wu Cheng'en, Arthur Waley
Monkey: The Journey to the West
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Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and... show more
Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies. This translation, by the distinguished scholar Arthur Waley, is the first accurate English version; it makes available to the Western reader a faithful reproduction of the spirit and meaning of the original.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802130860 (0802130860)
ASIN: 802130860
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 306
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
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5.0 Monkey: The Journey to the West
This is an abridged version of one of the four great classics of Chinese literature. The work is essentially a fairy tale of the highest order.The book is a picaresque with the main story being that a Buddhist priest is travelling to India to bring back to China some religious texts. He is accompa...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Monkey: A Journey to the West
These characters and stories will be familiar to anyone who watched the Monkey Magic series back in the '70s.The first part shows how Monkey became a king, learnt his magic powers, got his staff and ended up imprisoned in a mountain by Buddha.Then the priest Tripitaka comes along on his mission to g...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it
4.0 Monkey: A Journey to the West
These characters and stories will be familiar to anyone who watched the Monkey Magic series back in the '70s.The first part shows how Monkey became a king, learnt his magic powers, got his staff and ended up imprisoned in a mountain by Buddha.Then the priest Tripitaka comes along on his mission to g...
Xdyj's books
Xdyj's books rated it
4.0
Read it in Chinese many years ago.
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UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
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I'm just stalking Maija's shelves right now. So...I didn't know this existed.
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