Tao Te Ching (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 1, 1993 - Religion - 128 pages
37 Reviews
This translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters and a glossary commenting on the pronunciation and meaning of each Chinese character displayed. This greatly enhances the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the different ways it can be translated into English.

 
"This crystalline translation of the Tao Te Ching is accurate down to the nuance and as concisely poetic as the original. It preserves the quirks and flavors of the original text. The translators hearkened to the message of the book itself, and kept it clear and gently strong. Of the many translations I have read in English, this is unquestionably the best." --Gary Snyder, University of California at Davis
  

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Review: Tao Te Ching (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

User Review  - Dylan Bane - Goodreads

While I enjoyed a look into Eastern philosophy, a lot of the messages seemed vague and contradictory. It was a really quick read though, so I'd recommend it if only for the insight into an ancient culture. Read full review

Review: Tao Te Ching (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

This book opens up a space to think about the nature of reality and man's place in it, some underlying patterns in life and aspects of human awareness. Part of its charm is being vague and mysterious. For me, it's worth having it around to delve into when the right moment comes around. Read full review

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