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From the great and ancient cultures of Asia comes this fascinating collection of great prose, drama, poetry and scripture. Translated by scholars well versed in the original languages, the contents range from selections from the holy books of the Confucian, Taoist, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic religions to a story from The Thousand and One Nights and verses from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

Table of Contents

Arranged Geographically and Chronologically

ARABIA

from the Moallakat

from the Koran

from the Meditations of Ma'arri

from The Thousand and One Nights

IRAN {Persia}

from the Shahnamah of Firdausi

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

from the Gulistan of Sadi

from the Mathnawi of Rumi

from the Divani Shansi Tabriz of Rumi

from the Divan of Hafiz

INDIA

from the Mahabharata

from the Bhagavad Gita

from the Dhammapada

from the Panchatantra

Shakuntala by Kalidasa

Gita Govinda [abridged] by Jayadeva

CHINA

from the Analects of Confucius

from the Tao Teh Ching

From the Chinese Poets

The Judicial Murder of Tsui Ning

JAPAN

from the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu

From the Japanese Poets

Atsumori by Seami

Introduction

1 STORY

I PARABLE

from the Panchatantra [tr. Charles R. Lanman]

from the Gulistan of Sadi [tr. Sir Richard Burton]

from the Mathnawi of Rumi [tr. Reynold A. Nicholson]

II PROSE FICTION

from The Thousand and One Nights [tr. Sir Richard Burton]: The Lady and Her Five Suitors

An Anonymous Chinese Tale: The Judicial Murder of Tsui Ning [tr. Chi-Chen Wang]

from the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu: Chapter V. Murasaki [tr. Arthur Waley]

III EPIC

from the Mahabharata [tr. Sir Edwin Arnold]: Savitri; Or, Love and Death

from the Shahnamah of Firdausi [tr. James Atkinson]: The Birth of Sohrab / The Death of Sohrab

2 DRAMA

Shakuntala by Kalidasa [tr. M. Monier-Williams]

Atsumori by Seami Motokiyo [tr. Arthur Waley]

3 SONG

I OF MAN AND NATURE

From the Chinese Poets [tr. Robert Payne and Others]

From the Japanese Poets: from the Manyo Shu [tr. Arthur Waley] / from the Kokin Shu [tr. Arthur Waley] / Haiku [tr. Harold G. Henderson]

II OF MAN AND GOD

from the Meditations of Ma'arri [tr. Reynold A. Nicholson]

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1st Edition [tr. Edward Fitzgerald]

III OF SACRED AND PROFANE LOVE

from the Moallakat [tr. Lady Anne and Wilfred S. Blunt]: Ode by Imr-ul-Kais

Gita Govinda [abridged] by Jayadeva [tr. George Keyt]

from the Divani Shansi Tabriz of Rumi [tr. Reynold A. Nicholson]

from the Divan of Hafiz [tr. Gertrude Lowthian Bell]

4 SCRIPTURE

I CONFUCIAN

from the Analects of Confucius [tr. James Legge]: (Books III–IX)

II TAOIST

from the Tao Teh Ching [tr. Paul Carus]: (Chapters 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 16, 19, 20, 22, 26, 31, 33, 43, 45, 46, 47, 51, 54, 56, 57, 61, 66, 76, 78, 81)

III HINDU

from the Bhagavad Gita [tr. Sir Edwin Arnold]: (Chapters VI–XI)

IV BUDDHIST

from the Dhammapada [tr. F. Max Muller]: (Chapters XI–XVI, XX, XXIII–XXIV, XXVI)

V ISLAMIC

from the Koran [tr. Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall]: (Surahs I, XII, XIX, LVI, LXXXI--LXXXII, XCVI, CXII)

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780452011489
Editor:
Yohannan, John D.
Publisher:
Plume Books
Editor:
Yohannan, John D.
Author:
Yohannan, John D.
Author:
Various
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Oriental literature
Subject:
Ccllectacns and anthclcgaes
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
4330.1
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8 x 5.34 x 1.3 in 0.75 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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