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The popularity of the Chinese storyteller goes back to the marketplace of the T'ang dynasty, but the familiar figure came into its own in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. This selection of stories from Feng Menglong's collection, Stories Old and New (originally published in 1624), includes representative types of the storyteller's traditional art. "The Pearl-Sewn Shirt" is a cautionary romance describing the tragedy of a broken marriage; the heroic biography, which depicts a neglected man of high worth gradually receiving recognition, is represented by "Wine and Dumplings"; an authentic twelfth-century forerunner of the detective story is found in "The Canary Murders." The other tales concern traffic in the supernatural, didactic admonitions to observe morality in sex and loyalty in friendship, and realistic accounts of the meanness and corruption of official life. Also includes "The Lady Who Was a Beggar," "The Journey of the Corpse," "The Story of Wu Pao-an," and "The Fairy's Rescue."

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The popularity of the Chinese story-teller goes back to the market place of the T'ang dynasty, but the familiar figure came into his own in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and his audience included not only the populace but men of leisure and the Emperor as well. This selection of six stories from Feng Meng-lung's collection includes representative types of the story-teller's traditional art.

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ISBN:
9780802150318
Editor:
Birch, Cyril
Author:
Feng, Menglong
Translator:
Birch, Cyril
Editor:
Birch, Cyril
Author:
Menglong, Feng
Author:
Birch, Cyril
Author:
Feng, Meng-Lung
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (Anthologies)
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Chinese literature
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
UNESCO Collection of Representative Works: European
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.21x5.31x.53 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The popularity of the Chinese story-teller goes back to the market place of the T'ang dynasty, but the familiar figure came into his own in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and his audience included not only the populace but men of leisure and the Emperor as well. This selection of six stories from Feng Meng-lung's collection includes representative types of the story-teller's traditional art.
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