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Top Customer Reviews: The Heart of Haiku ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition A relatively short and economic book in a life and poetry of Matsuo Basho. A mix of interpretation and biographical sketch of his poetry. Some poems chooses to give examples of sounds partorisca manage of different subjects and his advance over time (giving a reader the sense of his poetic development, and as it was affected for some chances of his life, as his travesas). They are thoughtfully elected and illustrate the one who far Basho was able to go with that that can look the idiom has limited.
Hirshfield The discussions of some poems are insightful, that offers the plot partorisca think roughly, partorisca any relatively new to a form or the Basho, or partorisca any with some knowledge limited (taste). Like Hirshfield the described, looking more deeply in of the poetic images in haiku. Which is the better description that could come up with. Also it speaks like a haiku is surfaced other forms and some transmissions in Japanese literature that is to be spend roughly for Basho influence.
A table of spatial of contents in an end of a book is quell'has bitten odd, but date a shortness of a book the table of the contents is not really has required. It is really to to the the bit likes him a continuous chapter.
Introduction the scarce a lot of compound to the subject very rich. Currency no only reading by means of a swipe, but of sufficient depth partorisca deserve that it spends some time partorisca reread and thinking roughly (especially of then is short anyways).
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition A thoughtful view, descriptive of Basho life and work. One results immersed in his singular observation and experience of life, his expression by means of these brief poems. Hirschfield Tip his advantage, his clarity of view and idea, and his material poverty in pouring he in poetry. A beautiful book.
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle Edition A writer has studied his subject thoroughly and presents his life and thinking in an interesting and sympathetic way. Attentively it details a foundation of the philosophy and operates it of a poet.
4 / 5
A relatively short and economic book in a life and poetry of Matsuo Basho. A mix of interpretation and biographical sketch of his poetry. Some poems chooses to give examples of sounds partorisca manage of different subjects and his advance over time (giving a reader the sense of his poetic development, and as it was affected for some chances of his life, as his travesías). They are thoughtfully elected and illustrate the one who far Basho was able to go with that that can look the idiom has limited.
Hirshfield The discussions of some poems are insightful, that offers the plot partorisca think roughly, partorisca any relatively new to a form or the Basho, or partorisca any with some knowledge limited (taste). Like Hirshfield the described, “looking more deeply in of the poetic images in haiku”. Which is the better description that could come up with. Also it speaks like a haiku is surfaced other forms and some transmissions in Japanese literature that is to be spend roughly for Basho influence.
A table of spatial of contents in an end of a book is quell'has bitten odd, but date a shortness of a book the table of the contents is not really has required. It is really to to the the bit likes him a continuous chapter.
Introduction the scarce a lot of compound to the subject very rich. Currency no only reading by means of a swipe, but of sufficient depth partorisca deserve that it spends some time partorisca reread and thinking roughly (especially of then is short anyways).
5 / 5
One thoughtful view, descriptive of Basho life and work. One results immersed in his singular observation and experience of life, his expression by means of these brief poems. Hirschfield Tip his advantage, his clarity of view and idea, and his material poverty in pouring he in poetry. A beautiful book.
5 / 5
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Top Customer Reviews: 50 Masterpieces you ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 28 ratings
5 / 5
Formed: Kindle the edition Now can die in peace. It likes.
4 / 5
Some of some books have extended typographic the errors in them concealed his difficult fact partorisca read. It looks a text had converted improperly of the different format, those results in any 'rn' resultant follow' for example. Really unhappy but looked in him too late partorisca return. Two stars because a selection of books is well, so only a quality is low quality.
5 / 5
Am wanted with this collection that has downloaded yesterday for a prize of £ still some two volumes.

Some books are fixed alphabetically for order of author, and can select any book and any chapter inside any book - the far cry of a prompt Kindle the collections where have has had to that basically beginning in a front and work on there that.

A big prize for me is able to read this old classics in general source - the really does them less hard going especially yes, taste, has to the visual inability.

Could not be happier.
5 / 5
An excellent collection for the swipe down prize. Like this good to have these classics in a place in last .
4 / 5
Any lover of a classics could not help but be thrilled by this cornucopia of some of some classical works of literature. It would recommend this book to any any one turns the page.
4 / 5
Both volumes contain 100 of some better literary works in history for £

has contained enough here for perhaps 2000+ hours to read time, ossia roughly 80 days. Everything of some novels more are that it helped it shaped to our current culture and everything of modern storytelling in all the forms. Everything for a prize of the paper of double saver cheeseburger.
4 / 5
This sound adds like this literature for like this of small money. Sadly, it Closes up in mine kindle is like this unwieldy to find the chapter does not import never a text was last reading . Any recommended, better to buy a book loves like an individual title
5 / 5
Fantastic selection of classics in the prize of @@subject. This in spite of, there is numerous typos where a digital copy (produced for Project Gutenberg) has not been test-read well enough, which is nettling. For example, in Howards Finalise which am reading inner a moment, 'of' look as 'erf' virtually every time. In spite of the convenient way and cockroach to take the shedload of classical books that you always meant to read.
5 / 5
Absolutely value 75p to take these masterpieces. Some have read but a lot have the no. Done the good start in Small Women that I never read. Recommend this compraventa
4 / 5
Entirely underwhelmed for selection.
So only comprises that it could locate some economic. Like this dubious selections and omissions.
5 / 5
Has there is wanted always these books but is not never able state to resupply them. To take 50 Classical books for 75p absolutely is in amazing. Thank you Amazon.
5 / 5
I couldn;t go any info. Everything are mine of trace , as the one who have looked like this far, was the little headings but swimming of any histories masterpieces. At all for me to read
5 / 5
That is not to like. 50 classics to read when it loves for 1.5 pence the book
5 / 5
Of for real of boring literature. That constitutes the masterpiece I marvel ?
5 / 5
50 amazing books partorisca such the small prize can any gone wrong
4 / 5
Fantastic to have all these classics bundled together.
4 / 5
Still cant Take used the kindle reading of type. Prefer the book.
4 / 5
Comprises a value of the collection like this, but an execution was a lot of poor. I am guessing they have used neither a OCS software or recognition of voice partorisca dip on files, and then has failed the proofread. There is literally hundreds partorisca spell errors. (P. p.ej. In Howards Final, 'of' this spelt 'erf' literally bookmarks/marcadors of time. So only one of hundreds or errors).

These proofreading the subjects this a lot of hard to read in of the places. Too much Distraction.
5 / 5
It is it creates it adds partorisca have everything of this literature in some these yolks partorisca the prize of @@subject but some editors would owe that have the test read some volumes partorisca typos and drop offs. I have found 4 or 5 in my reading of 'Way of all the Flesh' that marvel me if anything of entity had been cut is gone in addition to a typos.
4 / 5
This has to that it has been generated by the robot in the device partorisca listen. Or perhaps some boys thought it would have thanks to disorder he up. Certainly person with the education of institute proofread a volume. There are whole pages where a text is in the straight line. I will not be purchasing a lot of some other books have produced in this way.
4 / 5
Has a terracing anticipated and has read the majority of these books but was the long time does. I have moved two times of my University days (Streets) and my lovely books a bit are losing! As I will read him again, some partorisca some third time and I think Dickens deserves more than David Copperfield (which is autobiographical for a way) and surely would owe that comprise Histories of Two Cities! They are in mine portable and can not underline some reservation so it spends for big this I hope. I think that that any one would want to read some books have offered, but those who knows? AFTER THE CALM DATA can run the Fitzgerald, Milton, or Joyce (does not take if his Magnum book Ulysses is in this offering). Any one retreat if the histories for Herodotus is in this if it does not have to that the BE.
4 / 5
I reading has finalised so only 'Few Women'. It extends, involving, that animates heart. A richness of a text is comparable to anything there is not reading never. Deep details, full characters and intimacy. Afterwards: Jane Eyre
5 / 5
the collection Adds 50 books. The averages have read already but a lot there would be has had to that pay for me so that I am like this happy to take this collection for free.
5 / 5
Like this of these books have been read while young, in of the school, etc. With Covid 19, has had time to reread and a new perspective (of age) has spent a lot of joy and recognition.
5 / 5
The collection of book adds, classical histories that will not lose never his validity over time.
4 / 5
I have bought the pair of these and really enjoy them.
4 / 5
This would be some good reading if it has not been partorisca some of some books will not upload with all a narrative. The pages that loses yes calm . A lot of dissatisfaction with this appearance.
4 / 5
This book is the selection of the books have read, as well as books the still wants to read.

Top Customer Reviews: Understanding ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 6 ratings
4 / 5
There is enjoyed really this book. It spills an idea to some mysterious genders and he the easiest fact partorisca feel comprises the little more! Looking main to go to a wuxia world in a 'righteous blood cruel leaves' setting.
4 / 5
Has been reading Deathblades works partorisca the while now and is wonderful to see extend to write his own original work. Especially I love some pocolos extracted and places to the novels when calm read him.
5 / 5
Rids is clear, the author some the games of endeavour partorisca remain neutre.
All is said in Resumir !
4 / 5
And the quite that interests one in that! It is not academic, as to speak, in those of the hands of author of the personal episodes and like his experiences have shaped some concepts of way am translated of a tongue to another. I have appreciated also a cast of classics and act newer that a gender!
4 / 5
Like any the one who at present is that he the series of oriental fantasy, this has been immensely useful. It thanks for this timely content.
5 / 5
Would want to see the future work on like this to write wuxia/xianxia novels!

Top Customer Reviews: The Ink Dark Moon: ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 40 ratings
5 / 5
Short poems but with deep ideas roughly amour, desire, sex, time, the life and everything go in.
4 / 5
A glorious translation of two poets of women that writes among some centuries IX and Xi.unases The thoughtful translations transmit the
tones to feel of two poets of women in the long bygone was in Giappone.
A creation aesthetically is pleasing and each one which so and each one which of this short (4-5) line tanka maintains partorisca unfold with subsequent readings. A must for any poet has interested to write tanka.
One a lot-crafted, glorious translation.
4 / 5
This book is among my plus treasured. The amour and the desire of these women is like this eloquently worded, and could be one a lot still heartaches any one experiences of woman today. A fascinating glimpse to the society so only could imagine. Excellently Has translated tanka. Extremely well. I recomend the highly to any one.
4 / 5
In that devoured quell'numerous Japanese anthologies, can ensure you ossia the pure delight . Some translations are good-looking. An election of poems is good-looking. An introduction is wonderful. And a creation is cleaned. A must for any with the heart and soul. An election of island of the desert.
4 / 5
Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu would have been able to do credit to an endeavour to revise this book of his poems. It envies an extraordinary beauty of these poems. By means of one thousand sensibilities and a depth of the human feeling still touches deeply. Besides: an introduction, the apêndice and the notes to poems are a lot informative and useful in sympathetic a context of a time in those these poems have been written and some complexities of a process of translation. All duquel mark an entertainment of these works that much more comprehensible. Some poems are good-looking besides words and a glorious translation.
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5 / 5
In that devoured quell'numerous Japanese anthologies, can say you this one east the pure delight . Some translations are good-looking. An election of poems is good-looking. An introduction is wonderful. And a creation is cleaned. A must for any with the heart and soul. An election of island of the desert.
5 / 5
Has not been that to start with, all can say is that ossia the very wonderful book . Have succesfully imprinted His emotions in his writings. You can realy feel the one who some authors are feeling in that then. Perhaps it is not meant like the book but more as well as an avenue to release his depression. Some poems are a lot short, but a "feeling" it concealed they have loved to transmit it is a lot complete. Calm included can visualise that it is going this in spite of, some emotions and raw feelings. It does not take my word in the, so only buy a book, calm will not complain it .......
5 / 5
A delicious book; some works of Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, two of Giappone the majority of celebrated and legendary poetesses, is rendered with hot and tenderness. Each Lady has the third of a book partorisca call his own; some remaining pages that is the brief intro to his lives and some agreements of a waka (Heian poems of five lines, with 5-7-5-7-7 syllables) has written, as well as you remark and annotations (a lot of gains some) to some poems.

Is no small feat partorisca do 1000 year-old poetry of the far country resonate with the modern reader, but this book directs partorisca do like this fantastically. His feelings of the amour and the desire are like this penetrating now like this when they have left the paintbrush of a poet.

A coverage of this little paperback has the slightly rough arrival , kills... The pleasant surprise that the frames that read and that resists a more tactile book that with the lustrous coverage.
4 / 5
Sensitively Translated and without losing a lot of a delicacy and feeling of some original poems, this book is one that often return to. One could ask like this is possible to distill like this emotion and nuance to like this of few words but ossia a character of some poets of lady of a Heian period, the one who achieves was the years of thousand and speak eloquently and elegantly to a reader today. A joy partorisca read.
5 / 5
One of my favourite books never. I have had already the copy, but has wanted to take another while they are still in impression! The old extraordinary centuries haiku written by some women of Samurai. The heart that hammer and offer. A good-looking good-looking collection.
5 / 5
Excellent translations for any with the deep compassion for a poetry and culture of Giappone.
4 / 5
Only edition has given these lovely poetries little Remarks mine a lot of good-looking.
4 / 5
Ossia Such the beautiful beautiful book , has loved the so much
4 / 5
reading very simplísima owed to the declares in English my rich poetries has given delicatezza and still easily interpretabili for the simplicity of the compositions.
5 / 5
Am not very happy in this book

An edition is not quite good-looking to satisfy a reader to present a short poem so only in the each page, typographically and in an election of paper.
Any japanese text in a side or more (those careers) commentary, which is neccessary to take more afterwards to the originally written poems with kanji.
4 / 5
The Japanese poetry is the preferred of mine, and so much is surprised a lot that has adored this collection. An introduction gives the short biography of some two women – courts because little it is known in any one. Of there that, some movements of introduction to a culture and tradition to write of the poetry in one was when these women lived (800 AD – 1100?AD). In a yard of Giappone, that writes the poetry has been considered an essential skill , on that it could it to it spend afamada or censorship. To write the poetry has been very considered a height of intelligence and ganadería well. These two women, Ono a lot of Komachi and Izumi Shikibu is considered two of some better female poets to never alive, both in Giappone and in a world, and is part of a Thirty-six Female Immortals of Poetry. After reading this collection, is obvious reason is considered a greats. With economy of words, with striking iconography and subtly, both women express emotions of deep inside a human experience. While it would be impossible to comprise all one some that there is wanted, has offered the small sample down.

Has thought to choose
the flower to forget
on its own name,
but found it
of then grows in his heart

My desire you –
Too strong to maintain inside bounds.
At least the person can blames me
When I go your at night
To the long of a Street of Sleeps

Some Torches to Hunt
On Locates Ogura has gone,
A deer is asking his mates….
That easily could sleep,
If so only have not shared his fears.

In this world-wide
the amour does not have any colour –
Although deeply
My organism
Is stained for yours.

When A water-freezing
the winter arrives
Some the red floating look rooted,
As if stillness
Was his own desire.

Regarding a collection, ossia perfect. Editor Jane Hirschfield and translator Mariko Aratani ameno the life these women, and leave his words and the hearts and the experiences live again. In an end of a collection is to find it explanation of as the word has been translated, part of the as it marks this collection like this interesting. Perfecto for a lover of poetry, or a student of Giappone.
5 / 5
Has the passion partorisca all the classes of the poetry but my poetic forms preferred have been an Asian variety of Cina and Giappone. I have read also and it has written descriptions of numerous volumes of Asian poetry. This only collection (Of the Dyes Dark Moon: poems of Amur for Ono No Komachi and Izumi Shikibu women of an ancient yard of Giappone has translated for Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani) of the poems of Japanese amour am so only fantastic and good-looking.

An elderly Heian the yard of Giappone imperial was one of a plus culturally has advanced society in that then. The women have touched a part of entity of this cultural illustration, writing roughly of one the majority of histories and deep poetry in that then. These poems resupply an idea to some thoughts of amour among lovers among a Heian elite. Some starts of emotional feelings in these poems in the clear and concise way that it is the pure joy to read .

Ossia The classical that the lovers of Japanese poetry will want to have in his personal collection. I have been moved by a pure beauty of these poems written with emotional experiences and intellectual talent of these two ladies of a yard.

Indication: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Haiku Moments: As to read, writes and enjoy haiku)
4 / 5
A lot of Americans are conscious of a form of the to known Japanese likes Haiku. Less know in Tanka, which has been used for a lot of the classical poets that comprises a two resemblance in this extraordinary book, both figures to found of Japanese literature. Of then I do not read Japanese, can not value some translations in comparison to some originals, this in spite of the shows of wonderful test so much some challenge some faces of the translator and a sensibility have propiciado these readings. This book has opened the new world in literature of mine. I recommend it highly.
5 / 5
Has given this book like the present. Has my own copy, a poetry is stunningly breathtaking. Writing for women on Giappone, the very long time fact. When A beauty of an earth has been connected to a beauty of a heart. Inspiring , when The character is connected to a human alcohol.
5 / 5
Absolutely loves this. I have bought on sincerely in the whim and has fallen enamoured with works for both poets. This took really the izumi shikibu, no like this the poet but his incredible life. Material the ees has annoyed my friends to recommend this like this
4 / 5
Some Dyes Dark Moon, translated for Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani has been around moment. It was first copyrighted in 1986 and an interior of poems has been centuries written for mainly two women of an ancient yard of Giappone -- Ono no Komachi (834?-?) And Izumi Shikibu (974? - 1034?) Each one which so it is the poem of the originally written amour in a tanka way of 5-7-5-7-7.
Some poems are timeless and speak to some hearts of lovers everywhere.
There is enjoyed these reservations some first time read it and has purchased then the copy for my personal library.
5 / 5
A book of wonderful poems has done of two women of Giappone old. Certainly the value to reserve that has.
4 / 5
A Heian the period of Giappone was artistically fertile time that has produced numerous classical works of literature. It was even more remarkable in that the majority of some literary figures of the entity of some time was women. Among these women add, Ono a lot of Komachi and Izumi Shikibu was two of a better. His waka poetry (now called 'tanka') is some of a better literature never writing in Giappone and a poetesses is resulted a material of legend.

Doing the justice translates elderly Japanese to modern English is no easy task, but Hirshfield and Aratani has has has created translations that is like this beautiful like originals. Any the one who enjoys poetry, any amour, or the one who is interested in other cultures and finding some universal passions of a human heart will enjoy this book.

--M. Kei, Editor to Shoot Pearls : Short Masterpieces of a Human Heart
4 / 5
has received this book, very wrapped, and exactly in a condition has announced. It is the deeply emotional example of Japanese poetry that thinks that that to any one would like. Has roughly 1500 years and the seat likes has been written so only yesterday. A heart writes , supposes, any subject when or where.
4 / 5
Beautiful book of poems that is stunning and excellent examples of Japanese writing. Some translations are a lot strong, and is surprisingly pertinent and controls on today. Highly it recommends this book!
5 / 5
Received this like the present. Also learnt in a history of two poets. It recommends to read.
5 / 5
Jane so only Hirshfield a insanely talented work partorisca translate (roughly that it can it you to him read a whole explanation of his process in an end of a collection), but Komachi and Shikibu has written poems that there is transcended spatial and time and will leave you deeply moved for his beauty and simplicity, again and again. It is scarce to find such revered writers of the women like these women were in his was (this book also comprises the very interesting introduction in a historical and social context of these writers). A must has partorisca lovers of poetry.
5 / 5
One of my favourite collections of poems. A translation is done wonderfully! Some poems in this collection always transports me to the different place! I add read!
5 / 5
Erotic, Emotional and brilliantly writing. I want to read this collection of poetry out of strong.
5 / 5
I poems are places has gone by each lady, and there are good notes in a backside. You can so only thumb by means of, or inform for behind the each poem and choose on the sense of has bitten of time and circumstance. I enjoyed it the extracted well.
5 / 5
Ossia An excellent translation of the poetry written for Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shibiku so many crowns of a real Japanese yard some 9th and 11th centuries. I have found his poetry to be both dramatic and entertaining and every time the turn that last page the the desires there was more.
4 / 5
Loves a book, some poems were the pocolos shorter that that have expected but love a wording of them to all the cost. A lot so only, and very beautiful
5 / 5
Beautiful and pursuing, this collection of poems exemplifies nights of amour, desire, and desire.
5 / 5
Poems of wonderful amour of an ancient time, quotes an accessible modern sensibility.
4 / 5
This book is among my plus treasured. The amour and the desire of these women is like this eloquently worded, and could be one very still heartaches any experiences of woman today. A fascinating glimpse to the society so only could imagine. Excellently Has translated tanka. Extremely well. I recomend the highly to any one.
5 / 5
Ossia An excellent book for any that wishes to learn like this to write Imperial Yard Tanka. Has a lot of good-looking examples of poems of amour and is very dipped was.
4 / 5
Anything some poems are in his original tongue, is good-looking in this translation.
5 / 5
A fantastically translated collection of beautiful and transcendent works.
4 / 5
These poems and his translations are impressive and touching... Such meditations partorisca stir on amour and loss, and human condition.
4 / 5
This is to be purchase like the present but I previewed previously to give--the poems were absolutely good-looking. I can revisit this again.

Top Customer Reviews: Han Feizi: Basic ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 2 ratings
5 / 5
Partorisca Do justice partorisca Have Fei and his work one has to that imagine that alive in a period of states in sound of war in is height, to 250 war of year this has been bellowing on alleging million souls during a history. Some basic writings partorisca Have Fei covers a behaviour of the ruler and a principle of law, a lot resembled Italy Machiavelli, Have Fei gives an oriental version of as the monarch has to direct to achieve hegemony or at least maintain his reign sure partorisca external aggressors.

Has no easy way partorisca swallow that it is partorisca express for Having Fei, a lot some disagreements am reading of another reviewers extracted a subject moral. It maintains partorisca import fellow readers those who delve to this book, this is to be write on done 2200 years in tumultuous times which had achieved his height on turned it 250 years, anything goring of this book takes with the grain of rooms; have Fei is the methods can not be applied to today of world-wide, this pound would owe that be treated in a historical context in that have Fei lived by means of, no for some the levels of today of world-wide.
4 / 5
There is Fei Is "Legalist" the writings in the executive can be one the majority of brutal and amoral in the history written long of Cina. I can very included call it vicious - his taking, the avaricious view of human character shows a same odd innocence like the snake that runs over the rat.
A Legalist the school has built around laws or has to that that has defined it each part of life. The application was rigid, both in punishment and reward. This, oddly, was where a Legalists diverged of one has to that-has joined Confucians. Have Fei short Decree of openly critiquing Confucio, but would have revoked each one Confucian the decision has based on compassion or bonds familiarised. ( Has Fei Is "all the world-wide vs. A world-wide" the view has accepted women included, parents, and boys like potential enemies.)
Although Legalist the punishments were permanent and severe - mutilation or died - the recompense were deliberately small. Any farmer does not have to that it never has to that reward that to the left lucida agriculture of stop, any down-the gentleman does not have to that never have wealth that could sustain his base of own power. A happy populace was of entity partorisca Have Fei is government, but so only reason the satisfied peasantry was harder that stir partorisca disgust. Have Fei Also contested against the big polite class. That argues helped me comprise (but not justifying) purges in history more recent.
Has the plot more partorisca say in this book, but has to that it reigns I in. This in spite of repulsive I finds partorisca Have Fei is philosophy, this in spite of, this book gave abundance partorisca think roughly. It is the slender book , Burton the extracts of Watson partorisca Have Fei is plough, but very chosen. Also, it is another sample of the exceptional translations of Watson. I have read the number of the works of Watson, and finds his translations uniformly very written. His look of flawless stock exchange, and has done an English tongue the wonderful service partorisca do these classics available.
Has to that recommend this book to any the one who has read Macchiavelli. No appearance any healthy person with the trace of compassion partorisca follow in this way. I expect that the readers will leave partorisca Have Fei teach them a bit signs of tyrrany. I take this book like the opinion lights concealed has shined partorisca on 2000 years, this in spite of illuminates current dangers.

Top Customer Reviews: Zhuangzi and the ...

Rating: 5 out of 5 with 1 ratings
5 / 5
Wonderful book of tests. Surprising what philosophy can be resulted of such the short passage. It likes- one variety of points of view.

Top Customer Reviews: The Mountain Poems ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 3 ratings
4 / 5
Ossia The wonderful collection of poetry of beautiful landscape. The majority of him is accessible although some is the little darkness . It thinks David Hinton has done the very good work partorisca translate these poems. These Chinese poems have been written a 8th century A.D. And they are inspired..
4 / 5
The translation adds of in a one estaca of entity like one was.
5 / 5
Some ideas and the Zen in these poems is a lot of subtiles and deep and any interested in an inner soul would take the experience adds out of this book. A studio of plus has done a calm more would exit of of the this. If has no the experiences of leading Zen ossia the lovely book of character, goodness, sadness and friends.

A translation that, assumes for his fund, is a lot of fact, leaves one guessing he sentence like this finalised in a start of the new line and uses unusual sentences partorisca substitute for a chinese poetry.

Am wanted to to have this book in my collection and he will be one will choose up and read on and on.

Top Customer Reviews: Chuang Tzu: Basic ...

Rating: 4 out of 5 with 17 ratings
5 / 5
Any the one who can be come the Chuang Tzu partorisca a first time is in partorisca the treat. Although Chuang Tzu is described sometimes like the majority of brilliant of all the Chinese philosophers, that finds in is not that usually comprise for 'Philosophy' and is not technician at all.
His appeal is not like this to an intellect to the equal that to an imagination, and has chosen like the vehicle partorisca his philosophical ideas, any tedious and long abstract treatises, but brief and witty episodes and dialogues and histories. His humour, sophistication, literary character, and the philosophical ideas found his perfect expression in his brilliant fragments, and once that has read his calms does not forget him never.
Any one a lot is known in Chuang Tzu, another that that looks for having lived around a time of Rey Hui of Liang (370-319 B.C.). A text received of his book, which is informed sometimes to as 'the Chuang Tzu' (CT), is done on thirty-three Chapters. The majority of look of scholars partorisca feel that a CT is the composite text, and that so only a prime minister seven - some Chapters Confine - more the few bits of some another touches Chuang Tzu own work, a be of rest for another.
Among a better known of his translators, everything of his excellent, is Arthur Waley, Burton Watson, and One. C. Graham, This in spite of so only a last two has translated a complete text. A version abridged of the complete translation of Watson has been now available fact so that they want to limit mainly to some Chapters Confine.
Watson has attacked me always like a eminently scholarly civilised and like the brilliant translator. Different sure another, spends his stock exchange slightly, and does not overburden a text with subject outside. His a lot of translations of Elderly Chinese Literature are of uniformly big quality, and is a lot the value that has they so that it is reservation one often wants returns to.
A present reservation any, as I have said, give you a whole of Watson Chuang Tzu. So that it will owe that find the copy of his 'Complete Works of Chuang Tzu.' But it will give you the majority of that is agreed to generally be Chuang Tzu, and all the world would owe that read the. If you are not the Chuang Tzu enthusiastic before starts, can guarantee that you will be a before you finalise.
5 / 5
The majority of people has listened of Lao Tzu, an author alleged of a Tao You Ching. This in spite of, cognoscenti knows that some writings have attributed to some Chineses "Taoist" Chuang Tzu is at least like this interesting, defying, and deep.
Chuang Tzu Shows his order of almost each form to write in this work: parable, humour, philosophial dialogue, included that look try philosophical brief. Sometimes a clean effect is quite dizzying: that is to do of a history of as Chuang Tzu dreamed that it was the butterfly , and has despertador then, but was unsure was Chuang Tzu the one who had been that sleeps that has been the butterfly , or the butterfly the one who now has dreamed that it was Chuang Tzu?! And how it is the butcher the one who carves a ox carcass with second looks supernatural grace and relieve the model for as it would owe that direct our lives? Comprise this book or no, will have amused the reading!
A eponymous book, a _Chuang Tzu_ is in fact the collection of writings for different authors of different periods. This in spite of, the a lot of scholars think that that one has called like this "Chapters Confine" it is for a delivery. The translation of Watson comprises everything of these, as well as selections some of some other portions of a text. (Watson has published also for separated the complete translation, although it is quite expensive.) Watson Is the very gifted translator , and his amour for these shows of text. Ossia One of some regular translations, and for good reason. (A tidbit: Watson looks to translate to English, no of an original Chinese, but of Japanese translations of a Chinese. Surprisingly, a result is a lot good.)
Has a lot of disagreement on like this to interpret Chuang Tzu, as I can wants to compare translators the one who different different things with a same text. One.C. The translation of Graham (punctual to be reprinted, comprise) is excellent, with useful introductory material, but Graham rearranges a text according to his own sometimes idiosyncratic view of as it would owe that be organised. Victor Mair the translation is also excellent, and gives the reasonably priced version of a complete Chuang Tzu. (I often find Watson English one the majority of beautiful of a three.)
For help in sympathetic a text, Victor Mair has modified an anthology of secondary tests in the, and to the equal that has Philip J. Ivanhoe And Paul Kjellberg. (Kjellberg Has done an excellent but briefer translation he, which is comprised in Ivanhoe and Van Norden, eds., Readings in Classical Chinese Philosophy.)
5 / 5
First of all seat a need to signal out of this Amazon has combined some descriptions for two different versions of Chuang-Tzu classical text (Watson paperback of 1988 and Fung Yu-lan hardbound translation of 1928 - later republished in 1989). I have finalised to take a Yu-lan edition for deception when thinking Watson ordered but decided for the maintain and see like this compares. Chuang-Tzu I Inner chapters are a class to reserve that any serious reader will love different versions of, and a bit those that have read all have flavours a lot different and house, as it finalises complimenting each one which as another (my preferred this in spite of is one Allegro-was Feng/Jane English version). This one has some varied goodnesses this in spite of and deserves the little more recognition that when be hid inside the mix deceived of descriptions.

Yu-lan Was apparently the remarkable Chinese philosopher-scholarly (1895-1990) and this slender book comprises his pithy translation with commentaries for a philosopher of 3rd century Kuo Hsiang interspersed. There is also an occasional commentary of a translator also. Generally some commentaries are useful and subtiles without being too obtrusive, and a translation is clear and fluent. Have enjoyed especially an introductory 17 understand of page where Yu-lan present some essential points of the Taoism like pointed has gone by this clearly an able professor of Taoism and to the equal that relates the Western philosophy. There is also 28 pages of apêndices where Yu-lan present a philosophical and historical context partorisca Kuo Hsiang and Chuang Tzu. I have found this gain, and no a class of the information easily abordable.

'All has his own pertinent character. Everything is happy rests to be in accordance with his own character…Each modification of character is a cause of ache and suffering… Still in a world, more the people try to modify a character of things. His intention can be good. But that considers to be a lot can not be considered well for another… Taoism opones institutions, principles, laws, and government, reason all these things are to impose an idea of well (if it is a lot) to an infinite variety of things. Like better way partorisca govern a world is not for the govern.' (Fung Yu-lan Of an introduction, p. 9)

In general, ossia the a lot of knowledgable, readable and enjoyable, if scholarly, presentation of Chuang-Tzu Chapters Confine (only some premiers 7 is covered).
5 / 5
A Chuang Tzu (rendered Zhuangzi in pinyin, which is resulting a regulate transliteration these days) is second only to Lao Tzu Tao You Ching in his popularity and veneration in a Taoist world. If you have not listened of or read this first book, is in for the real extracted! Some first time have read some Inner Chapters of a Chuang Tzu was like the revelation--the thoughts and the ideas have expressed in these passages still resonate today for his acuity, humour, satire, stabbing profundity, and potential that life of transmissions. In fact, after better comprising a thought this book expresses, felt likes so many free ideas and create has there was gleaned of another philosophy, literature, music, and the poetry had been joined on together and formulated to the concise and elegant container that is urgently appropriate to every day life--beautiful that surprised for the text that is a lot on 2000 years!

Has completed recently read a last of three complete translations of a Chuang Tzu, and has decided to expect until I have read everything of them first to revise a lot a three. Of this text is written in elderly Chinese, the tongue that is to be reserve for an intellectual and cultural elite two years of thousands and has been considered effectively 'died' (like Latin) for enough the moment, included that comprises the one who an author(s) has looked for to say is difficult, has left so only translating some words of Chineses to English. As I have imagined to read the few different translations is probably a better way to take the widths and deep comprising of a text, and a cumulative effect would do up for the weaknesses of the each translation. This has tried the good strategy--the others the translations have chosen was Victor Mair Roaming in a Way: Early Taoist Histories and Parables of Chuang Tzu and One.C. Graham È Some Inner Chapters . All three read rewarded and interesting (I bad, Is a Chuang Tzu!), But I still gone back the Burton Watson is Some Complete Works of Chuang Tzu like my preferred. I will not go the depth roughly that a Chuang Tzu said, of a writing in a text is like this eloquent and vivid that any description any one the justice, and reason I probably ramble on for ever in any one some questions and subject @academician regarding the authorship of a text, historicity, and philosophy, or roughly like alcohol-blowingly intellectually in this stimulating !

After reading three different translations of a Chuang Tzu, has to say that these Basic Writings have translated for Watson is a better place for a uninitiated to start with-- contains almost all some passages and better ideas of a text (which has a lot of external interpolations, authors later that it is often a lot like this interesting and never also-writes like the ideas have expressed in some Chapters Confine). The translation of Graham is a lot academically rigorous, but Chuang Tzu is already time and far culture the even more far period for new readers by means of terminology a lot technical and commentary. Mair The translation is good but does not flow as well as Watson is, and is also much more of then contains a whole Chuang Tzu. The Complete works of Watson is of sound, but these Basic Writings is much more economic and more concise an introduction--read that once and take hooked in some surprisingly fresh ideas of these ancient thinkers, perhaps you delve to some another illuminating translations--until then, has to say that this would have to that be reading required for any one interested in philosophy or Oriental classics.
4 / 5
One of mine all time favourite books. I read it every year or two and find new things in him every time. I have read multiple translations and this one east for far a better!
4 / 5
Ossia The very difficult book to describe reason is written almost like the fable, that constantly touches on tongue and a supposed logic of common sense.

Is difficult reading . Has has had to that the read at least two times, and then several passages more time before it could take meaning of him.

Enjoys a Tao You Ching, Diamante Sutra, Nagarjuna verse of Emptiness, and another resemblance buddhist / Zen / tao titles, can say with next certainty that you a lot will enjoy this book.

Is not for all the world. A person without any background buddhism can find this book to be incomprehensible and or the a lot of difficult bed.

The enjoyed thoroughly, and consider it to be among some better books there is not reading never.
5 / 5
One of some more utmost philosophers in Cina and his writings are a lot of enjoyable to read. Watson An excellent work with his translations. It has to that read for any with an interest in the ancient Chinese thought or Daoist has thought.
5 / 5
Enjoys the translations of Watson, duquel is among a better, but prefer Thomas Merton rid in Chuang Tzu the writings bit it more. I will leave it to some scholars to debate.
4 / 5
An original and still better translation for Burton Watson with his equally enlightening introduction. Also well with Thomas Merton is a bit of the inspired free interpretations Chuang Tzu
4 / 5
does not squander your money in this particular copy of a book. An up to date translation is available, comprising reviews to a creation, introduction, and footnotes. A book calls 'Zhuangzi' and is a thing esatta same as 'Chuang Tzu'; a newer version, available here on Amazon () is of 2006, while this older version is of a mid @@@1990s, and is the few more economic dollars, at the same time to write this description.

Has not known is going in and has had to return a Chuang Tzu.

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4 / 5
This pound will take you the train that grinds! A lot of good dialogue that the helps comprise to like the master life interpreted and a world.
4 / 5
This reservation has had some readings add. It would recommend to any the one who is interested partorisca learn different spirituality and learn some western ideas. Amur This book!
5 / 5
Oh Chuang Tzu thou Art a more adds partorisca Comprise this book properly one has to that be spiritually despertó.no continue speaking idiots those who go and read religous books and goes him light,am speaking them in a for real wake the book is like this lovely, has any precise is in aquí.un knowledge in here of good Strong Knox x CHUANG TZU THOU ART The PROFESSOR more ADDS.
4 / 5
A book of entity so that they look for sensateces Chinese elderly
5 / 5
A translation is solid, but has used this and-the book partorisca pupil likes lack of the numbers of page has done partorisca follow to the long of quite difficult. Everything are add, but numbers of page in almost very converted and-book, these days, is basically the must especially for education!
5 / 5
Ossia An uncomfortable translation and is has organised bad. There is not any exposure or good introduction to dip a content in context. A table of the contents do not help. Some parts are in Mandarin. Perhaps you can read Mandarin, one do one more felt yours. . ?
A paper of low quality and a terrible, paper-that the looks press typesetting me quite sure that a book is a unrevised facsimile of a outdated edition.
4 / 5
Required this partorisca class, but has hated a class. Some abonos Confucian teachings this in spite of.