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Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
Nov 06, 2018 | 368 Pages
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“A wonderful translation—clear and deep.” —Vikram Seth

“My first reaction as a Sinologist to a new translation of the Tao Te Ching is always: ‘Another one?! Whatever for?’ But then I began to read John Minford’s translation, and it immediately seduced me. . . . It has the mark of the craftsman: Its choice of words is not just judicious but also poetic, refreshing the at once limpid and ambiguous original and making it new. . . . The result is a metaphysical feast for those willing to slow down and read this text as it was meant to be read: meditatively.” —John Lagerwey, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Elegant and poetic, John Minford’s translation of the Tao Te Ching probably comes the closest of any to the essence of the mystical, ineffable Taoist classic. Minford wisely avoids providing one authoritative voice, instead introducing a rich tapestry of historical resonances that induce a meditative experience, as if harmonizing with an ensemble singing an ancient song.” —Yue Zhuang, University of Exeter

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