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by Jerome P. Seaton,Sam Hamill


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Chuang Tzu, whoever he might have been historically, comes alive in these pages. This is a book you could sit down and read with a hot cup of tea or coffee, and lose yourself for pages at a time

Chuang Tzu, whoever he might have been historically, comes alive in these pages. This is a book you could sit down and read with a hot cup of tea or coffee, and lose yourself for pages at a time. Hamill and Seaton breathe life into a text that, when poorly translated, can be dry, confusing, and outdated - all the things Chuang Tzu (if he ever lived) would not have wanted, I'm sure. The translators also deserve kudos for the excellent glossary at the back of the text. The glossary is sometimes as fun to read as the Chuang Tzu itself!

The essential chuang tzu. Translated. By. SAM HAM ILL J. P. S EATON Shambhala.

The essential chuang tzu. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

The Essential Chuang Tzu book. Sam Hamill, Jerome P. Seaton

The Essential Chuang Tzu book. Seaton. In this latest version, the Essential Chuang Tzu, the poet and the professor try to offer a freer and they claim more 'authentic' rendition of the style of the original. Although they deny being too free. Instead they claim to respect the three aims of translations: being faithful, being expressive and being elegant.

SAM HAMILL has translated more than two dozen books from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Latin, and Estonian. He has published fourteen volumes of original poetry

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. SAM HAMILL has translated more than two dozen books from ancient Chinese, Japanese, Greek, Latin, and Estonian. He has published fourteen volumes of original poetry. He has been the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the Mellon Fund.

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This unique collaboration between one of America’s premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar presents the so-called Inner Chapters of the text, along with important selections from other chapters thought to have been written by Chuang Tzu’s disciples. o ONE WROTE THE CLASSIC BOOK NAMED FOR THE grandfather of philosophical Taoism, Chuang Tzu. I. Hamill, Sam. II. Seaton, Jerome P. in. Title. Neither Master Chuang Chou nor the other ancient Chinese philosophers of the Chou dynasty (third century BCE) wrote books. They recorded verses, songs, brief essays, conversations, and anecdotes, writing them on strips of bamboo that eventually were bound together and rolled into scrolls.

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This unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar presents the so-called "Inner Chapters" of the text, along with important selections from other chapters thought to have been written by Chuang Tzu's disciples. The Essential Chuang Tzu - Sam Hamill.

     The Chuang Tzu has been translated into English numerous times, but never with the freshness, accessibility, and accuracy of this remarkable rendering. Here the immediacy of Chuang Tzu's language is restored in a idiom that is both completely fresh and true to the original text. This unique collaboration between one of America's premier poet-translators and a leading Chinese scholar presents the so-called "Inner Chapters" of the text, along with important selections from other chapters thought to have been written by Chuang Tzu's disciples.

Comments: (4)

doesnt Do You
This is undoubtedly a confusing book for those who are not scholars. I needed this book for a class. It is definitely not light reading or something to read if you like fiction and clear narratives. However, the book itself seems sturdy and well-bound for a paperback, and the cover art is nice.
adventure time
This has some great writings from Chuang Tzu, although it can be a bit tough to read, as it dry in spots. Has a lot ancient rhetoric from the times of Chuang Tzu, so an interest in this area would help in keeping the readers attention.
Nargas
Before reviewing the book itself, let me give you some background so you know where I'm coming from. I've both studied and practiced Taoism off and on for over 10 years. I've studied it formally at university; I've also studied it informally on my own by reading multiple interpretations of the _Tao Te Ching_ and translating parts of it myself, studying the _Lieh-Tzu_ and _Inward Training_ (the _Nei-yeh_), and reading through and analyzing various academic essays on the subject.

Taoism gets a bit "colonized" by New Age fluff that never would have occurred to the Chinese thinkers of 2,000+ years ago. One can see this in many Western interpretations of the Tao Te Ching, such as the jaw-droppingly bad "translation" by Ralph Alan Dale. Fortunately, with _The Essential Chuang Tzu_, this is not the case. The translators (Hamill and Seaton) have struck a fine balance between keeping the text fresh and vibrant, while not shoehorning in Western ideals and romantic fantasies about ancient China.

Chuang Tzu, whoever he might have been historically, comes alive in these pages. This is a book you could sit down and read with a hot cup of tea or coffee, and lose yourself for pages at a time. Hamill and Seaton breathe life into a text that, when poorly translated, can be dry, confusing, and outdated -- all the things Chuang Tzu (if he ever lived) would not have wanted, I'm sure.

The translators also deserve kudos for the excellent glossary at the back of the text. The glossary is sometimes as fun to read as the _Chuang Tzu_ itself! For example: "Nondoing is, thus, perfect doing, doing without effort or interest... It comes naturally to all beings, but must be unlearned, by forgetting, by those who have forgotten how to nondo." These guys clearly love language and wordplay, and I can think of no more more desirable trait in someone translating a text as playful and adventurous as the _Chuang Tzu_.

Now, I'm not sure if this is a criticism or a compliment, but it's worth pointing out that there's not even the most basic background information on Taoism in the book's opening pages. The introduction is brief, interesting, and offers some insight into who this Chuang Tzu guy is said to be. While the _Chuang Tzu_ is meant more to be read and enjoyed than over-analyzed and picked apart, some readers might appreciate some general background on what "Taoism" is thought to mean. Such information could easily have been included with a cautionary note that one might want to start with the actual text and try absorbing the ideas that way, first.

Also, the introduction itself is a bit of a tease. The translators show off their deft handling of the challenges of translating the _Chuang Tzu_, and hint at some of the brilliance of the original Chinese text. It would _greatly_ add to the value of this book if they had offered extended commentary in endnotes or appendices. It's obvious that Hamill and Seaton have a lot of insight into the original text and how beautiful a work of literature it is; I really wish they had opted to share a good deal more of that for those of us who want to engage the text on a deeper level after reading through the translation.

My overall opinion: this is the _Chuang Tzu_ you want to keep on your nightstand. It's readable, it's fun, it untangles the knots in your mind and gives wings to your heart. The lack of endnotes and detailed commentary make it unsuitable for scholarly study or for Sinophiles who want to dig deeper, but that's okay. _The Essential Chuang Tzu_ will serve you well if you know what kind of book it is, and it will be a delightful companion if you flip it open from time to time throughout your life.
Gadar
I've read a couple other translations of Chuang Tzu and this one is by far my favorite. I think it conveys a lot of the intent of the text, including fairly specific instructions for meditation, better than the other translations I've seen.
The Essential Chuang Tzu download epub
Philosophy
Author: Jerome P. Seaton,Sam Hamill
ISBN: 1570624577
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Philosophy
Language: English
Publisher: Shambhala; First edition, 1/250 edition (October 19, 1999)
Pages: 192 pages