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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The images in his writing are beautiful. - Goodreads
Also, I disagreed with some of the insights. - Goodreads
A lifetime of good advice in this tiny volume. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Marjan - Goodreads

There are more than a hundred translations of Tao Te Ching, some of them are more free, the other ones are a bit more strict. This one is certainly on the conservative side which is well mentioned in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rob Moody - Goodreads

Beautiful, poetic, full of wisdom and yet none at all. A very nice translation, well spaced, with accompanying calligraphy. A lifetime of good advice in this tiny volume. Inspirational and eye-opening. Read full review

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