Cleary, a noted scholar of Asian classics, offers the first English translation of the Taoist classic Wen-Tzu , a companion to the Tao Te Ching . The recent resurgence of Lao-Tzu and Taoism can be linked to the modern transcendental movement labeled ``New Age'' and to the rediscovery of the limitless scope of this ancient Chinese philosophy. Expressed in the Tao is an underlying human desire for a return to a state of primal simplicity, an idea that contains substantial appeal for the overstressed modern psyche. Cleary's superb translation is sure to impress the scholar and educated layperson alike. His treatment is readable, intriguing, and deserves shelf space beside the classics Tao Te Ching and Chuang Tzu in your collection. Highly recommended.--Jacqueline Garlesky, Cambria Cty. Lib., Johnstown, Pa.