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Pu Songling
Birth date: June 05, 1640
Died: February 25, 1715
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Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 3 years ago
According to the blurb Wailing Ghosts collects some of the most wonderful stories in Chinese literature. Unfortunately for me, I didn't like them. With some stories I was wondering if I was missing the clue, because the end was rather abrupt and not funny. At other times I was wondering if time migh...
theguywhoreads
theguywhoreads rated it 3 years ago
... revealing great shining fangs more than three inches long. It was Halloween and in a short notice, I wanted to read ghost stories. This was in my hand quite some time ago and I thought I give this a try, skip the rest of the volumes to read Pu Songling's Wailing Ghosts. Turns out... this is m...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
A really interesting collection Chinese folklore. At times dark, at times funny. Enjoyable if you remember you are reading folklore.
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it 5 years ago
Very short Chinese tales from Pu Songling, from Zibo in the 17th century concerning ghosts, ghoulies and quite a lot of fox-spirits. If short, Chinese tales are your thing (or you think they may be) then these are definitely for you. Personally I found them to be repetitive, badly written and akin t...
Edward
Edward rated it 6 years ago
AcknowledgementsIntroductionNote on the Text, Translation and IllustrationsNote on Names and Pronunciation--Homunculus--An Otherworldly Examination--Living Dead--Spitting Water--Talking Pupils--The Painted Wall--The Troll--Biting a Ghost--Catching a Fox--The Monster in the Buckwheat--The Haunted Hou...
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