By Anthony C. Yu
Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The trip to the West reinvigorated certainly one of chinese language literature’s so much liked classics for English-speaking audiences while it first seemed thirty years in the past. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk, finally distills the epic novel’s most fun and significant episodes with no taking something clear of their precise spirit.
These excellent episodes recount the adventures of Xuanzang, a seventh-century monk who grew to become considered one of China’s so much illustrious spiritual heroes after touring for 16 years looking for Buddhist scriptures. Powerfully combining non secular allegory with humor, myth, and satire, bills of Xuanzang’s trip have been handed down for a millennium prior to culminating within the 16th century with The trip to the West. Now, readers of The Monkey and the Monk can event the entire strength of his long quest as he travels to India with 4 animal disciples, most important between them a guardian-monkey often called “the nice Sage, equivalent to Heaven.” furthermore, in its newly streamlined shape, this acclaimed translation of a seminal paintings of global literature is certain to draw a wholly new following of scholars and fans.
“A new translation of a big literary textual content which absolutely supersedes the easiest latest model. . . . It establishes past competition the location of The trip to the West in international literature, whereas even as throwing open large the doorways to interpretive learn at the a part of the English audience.”—Modern Language Notes, at the unabridged translation
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The Monkey and the Monk: An Abridgment of The Journey to the West by Anthony C. Yu