Monkey: A Journey to the West

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Shambhala, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 209 pages
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     Part historical epic, part social satire, and part spiritual allegory, the folk novel Journey to the West, which came to be known as Monkey, is probably the most popular book in all of East Asia. David Kherdian's retelling brings this classic of Chinese literature to life for the first time in a way that is true to the scope and depth of the original.

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User Review  - jmoncton - LibraryThing

I read this book before spending the holidays with my parents. This book is billed as the Chinese version of The Odyssey. I remember my parents talking about different stories from the epic A Journey ... Read full review

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User Review  - kabouter - LibraryThing

Somewhat weird and typical Chinese tale filled with dragons, gods, magic abilities and all that sort of stuff. The story is about Monkey who travels with a priest to collect some scriptures. Almost ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

David Kherdian is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His biography of his mother, The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl , was nominated for the National Book Award, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Jane Addams Peace Award, and the Friends of American Writers Award. He currently lives in Blue Hill (Bangor), Maine.

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