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    Tao Te Ching (Paperback) By (author) Lao-Tzu, Translated by Stephen Addiss, Translated by Stanley Lombardo

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    DescriptionThis translation captures the terse and enigmatic beauty of the ancient original and resists the tendency toward interpretive paraphrase found in many other editions. Along with the complete translation, Lombardo and Addiss provide one or more key lines from the original Chinese for each of the eighty-one sections, together with a transliteration of the Chinese characters and a glossary commenting on the pronunciation and meaning of each Chinese character displayed. This greatly enhances the reader's appreciation of how the Chinese text works and feels and the different ways it can be translated into English.

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    Tao Te Ching
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lao-Tzu, Translated by Stephen Addiss, Translated by Stanley Lombardo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    ISBN 13: 9780872202320
    ISBN 10: 0872202321

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPD, HRKN5
    Ingram Subject Code: RS
    Ingram Theme: RELI/TAO
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC classification: BL1900.L26
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    DC22: 299/.51482
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000
    DC22: 299.51482
    BISAC V2.8: REL065000
    DC20: 299.514
    LC classification: BL1900.L26 E5 1993B
    Thema V1.0: QDH, QRRL5
    Illustrations note
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Imprint name
    Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
    Publication date
    01 November 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, MA
    Author Information
    Stephen Addiss is Tucker-Boatwright Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Art History, University of Richmond. Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.
    Review quote
    This crystalline translation of the Tao Te Ching is accurate down to the nuance and as concisely poetic as the original. It preserves the quirks and flavors of the original text. The translators hearkened to the message of the book itself, and kept it clear and gently strong. Of the many translations I have read in English, this is unquestionably the best. --Gary Snyder, University of California at Davis This edition combines an earthy--as opposed to esoteric--translation with a welcome entree into the Chinese text for those who do not know that language. The gorgeous ink paintings add beauty to the edition. I can't imagine a better way to present this text, and I can't imagine ever using a different edition. --Greg Salyer, Huntingdon College This is by far the best translation on the market today, and I have been praising it to whoever would listen. --Livia Kohn, Boston University