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Strange Tales from Liaozhai - Vol. 3
     

Strange Tales from Liaozhai - Vol. 3

by Songling Pu
 
The weird and whimsical short stories in Strange Tales from Liaozhai show their author, Pu Songling (1640-1715), to be both an explorer of the macabre, like Edgar Allan Poe, and a moralist, like Aesop. In this first complete translation of the collection's 494 stories into English, readers will encounter supernatural creatures, natural disasters, magical aspects of

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The weird and whimsical short stories in Strange Tales from Liaozhai show their author, Pu Songling (1640-1715), to be both an explorer of the macabre, like Edgar Allan Poe, and a moralist, like Aesop. In this first complete translation of the collection's 494 stories into English, readers will encounter supernatural creatures, natural disasters, magical aspects of Buddhist and Daoist spirituality, and a wide range of Chinese folklore.
Annotations are provided to clarify unfamiliar references or cultural allusions, and introductory essays have been included to explain facets of Pu Songling's work and to provide context for some of the unique qualities of his uncanny tales.

This is the third of 6 volumes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780895810458
Publisher:
Jain Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Edition description:
JAIN PUBLISHING COMPANY
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

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