Tao Te Ching (Google eBook)

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Hackett Publishing, Mar 1, 1993 - Religion - 128 pages
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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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User Review  - Evelyn Tan - Goodreads

Got this book during a layover in Beijing simply because it was one of the limited English books available. I might be terribly misinformed because I was surprised (and pleased) to find parallels ... Read full review

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User Review  - Wessel van der Merwe - Goodreads

A great translation! Every politician should read this book. The way is expounded as a way for a leader or king and his subjects. The way is clearly the way of righteousness. Many different scenarios ... Read full review

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