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Monkey: Folk Novel of China by Wu Ch'eng En

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Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far east, this classic combination of picaresque novel and folk epic mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking tale. 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.

Review:

"There is nothing quite like Monkey in Western literature. Imagine a combination of picaresque novel, fairy tale, fabliau, Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, and Pilgrims Progress; and then imagine if you can all these elements welded into an artistic whole so that no matter how fantastic the adventure or how enigmatic the allegory, the characterization and meaning remain always human and realizable." The Nation

Review:

"Mr. Waley has done a remarkable job with this translation." Helena Kuo, The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802130860
Translator:
Waley, Arthur
Publisher:
Grove Press
Translator:
Waley, Arthur
Author:
Cheng-En, Wu
Author:
Shih, Hu
Author:
Wu, Ch'eng-En
Author:
Waley, Arthur
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
China
Subject:
Near and far eastern fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Cther wcrld laterature
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Unesco collection of representative works.
Series Volume:
28Chinese series
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 10 oz

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Product details 320 pages Grove Press - English 9780802130860 Reviews:
"Review" by , "There is nothing quite like Monkey in Western literature. Imagine a combination of picaresque novel, fairy tale, fabliau, Mickey Mouse, Davy Crockett, and Pilgrims Progress; and then imagine if you can all these elements welded into an artistic whole so that no matter how fantastic the adventure or how enigmatic the allegory, the characterization and meaning remain always human and realizable."
"Review" by , "Mr. Waley has done a remarkable job with this translation." Helena Kuo,
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