[Ebook] Monkey By Wu Cheng'en – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk

Monkey Probably The Most Popular Book In The History Of The Far East, This Classic Combination Of Picaresque Novel And Folk Epic Mixes Satire, Allegory, And History Into A Rollicking Tale It Is The Story Of The Rougish Monkey And His Encounters With Major And Minor Spirits, Gods, Demigods, Demons, Ogres, Monsters, And Fairies This Translation, By The Distinguished Scholar Arthur Waley, Is The First Accurate English Version It Makes Available To The Western Reader A Faithful Reproduction Of The Spirit And Meaning Of The Original.

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    I kind of regret buying this book I thought it looked like a fun little read when I saw it in the mythology section, so I picked it up several years ago.Why regret it when I enjoyed it I could have enjoyed MORE of it You see, I found out much later that Monkey is an abridged version of Journey to the West This is one of the four classic Chinese novels I ve read and generally loved the other three Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Outlaws of the Marsh, and Dream of Red Mansions Now I ve r I kind of regret buying this book I thought it looked like a fun little read when I saw it in the my...

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    Monkey is Arthur Waley s delightful rendition of Wu Cheng en s Journey to the West , one of China s four great classical novels This abridged version provides English readers with an experience that would otherwise have been inaccessible to those of us unable to read the original Chinese The novel offers a pleasant mixture of action, adventure and comedy It examines a number of meaningful themes, including three great Eastern philosophies Buddhism, Tao and Confucian...

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    Its funny, I read about 50 pages of this then lost the thread and started struggling with who was who, to such an extent that I put it down for a few months.After this break I then went back about 20 pages and started again This...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I actually read the version based on the WJF Jenner translation available for free on silkpagoda As it was an ebook, I can t say for sure how long it was, but if it was abridged it was not by much I almost want to read the abridged version, so that I could say for sure if one misses anything in choosing it over the one I read.If it were just Monkey doing the Journey to the West, he would have it done before breakfast The reason he cannot is, apparently, that Sanzang has to do it, and his mort I actually read the version based on the WJF Jenner translation available for free on silkpagoda As it was an ebook, I can t say for sure how long it was, but if it was abridged it was not by much I almost want to read the abridged version, so that I could say for sure if one misses anything in choosing it over ...

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    The last thing I d expect a hundreds of years old slice of classic Chinese literature to be is fun, but that s exactly what MONKEY is It s great fun It s a delight to read, a thoroughly modern action adventure storyline that embodies the classic journey narrative and packs it to the brim with all manner of outlandish incident and constant humour.The only difficulty with MONKEY comes from trying to remember all of the various deities and sub sections that Heaven is made up of Almost every ch The last thing I d expect a hundreds of years old slice of classic Chinese literature to be is fun, but that s exactly what MONKEY is It s great fun It s a delight to read, a thoroughly modern action adventure storyline that embodies the classic journey narrative and packs it to the brim with all manner of outlandish incident and constant humour....

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    I m embarrassed to admit that I learned only recently about Sun Wukong, a very famous monkey character all over Asia That is to say, billions of people on earth are quite familiar with Sun Wukong, and I didn t know he existed until about a year ago The planet is becoming smaller and smaller, but there are still some East West divides In any case, the monkey of the title is Sun Wukong This story, which is so well known is Asia, is usually known as The Journey to the West without monke I m embarrassed to admit that I learned only recently about Sun Wukong, a very famous monkey character all over Asia That is to say, billions of people on earth are quite familiar with Sun Wukong, and I didn t know he existed until about a year ago The planet is becoming smaller and smaller, but there are still some East West divides In any case, the monkey of the title is Sun Wukong This story, which is so well known is Asia, is usually known as The Journey to the West without monkey in the title The story, credited to Wu Cheng en, dates to the 16th century This version was translated by Arthur Waley, a British scholar, in the mid 20th century I m so glad to have read this tale It s hard to describe my one sentence summary would be The Ramayana meets Don Quixote What does that mean It reminds me of Don Quixote in that it was written hundreds of years ago in...

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    Monkey is a magical tale of fantasy and adventure in the Tang Dynasty 618 907 of imperial China At around 350 pages, this translation is actually a short version of the 2,000 some page Journey to the West, which was written in the 16th century It is a very important book throughout Asia, and considered one of the four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature A Japanese friend of mine assures me that 98% of Asians know the story of Journey to the West whether through the book directly or Monkey is a magical tale of fantasy and adventure in the Tang Dynasty 618 907 of imperial China At around 350 pages, this translation is actually a short version of the 2,000 some page Journey to the West, which was written in the 16th century It is a very important book throughout Asia, and considered one of the four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature A Japanese friend of mine assures me that 98% of Asians know the story of Jo...

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    i m very sorry that i didn t like thismany people seem to think this is a good translation, which disappoints me because i was quite willing to lay the blame at my inability to get into this book on arthur waley though it may be that they are lauding the book for its accuracy in translation rather than in its artistry i m not sure why i didn t enjoy it as much as i didn t i love folklore, and monsters and fighting and adventures but despite all that, this book s take on those things kep i m very sorry that i didn t like thismany people seem to think this is a good translation, which disappoints me because i was quite willing to lay the blame at my inability to get into this book on arthur waley though it may be that they are lauding the book for its accuracy in translation rather than in its artistry i m not sure why i didn t enjoy it as much as i didn t i...

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    Fans of the fantastic Monkey Magic series might enjoy reading this early English translation of the classic Chinese folk tale one based on historical fact.This particular translation is prefaced by a very interesting essay about the translator, a Christian missionary who found and thus inserted various Christian messianic themes into the story.Sadly, this translation has practically no characterisation it is told as a series of events with very little drama or descriptive language.Very i Fans of the fantastic Monkey Magic series might enjoy reading this early English translation of the classic Chinese folk tale one based on historical fact.This particular translation is prefaced by a very interesting essay about the translator, a Christian missionary who found and thus inserted various Christian messianic themes into the story.Sadly, this translation has practically no ...

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