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A rare, never-before-seen collection of Bruce Lee's private letters and writing!

Bruce Lee was an intense man with such sheer concentration of energy that no one who encountered him, on screen or in person, could help but be drawn to him and his enthusiasm for life and knowledge. A voracious and engaged reader, Lee wrote extensively, synthesizing the thought of East and West into a unique personal philosophy of self-discovery. Bruce Lee: Artist of Life explores the development and fruition of Bruce Lee's thoughts about gung fu (kung fu), philosophy, psychology, poetry, jeet kune do, acting, and self-knowledge.

This volume from Bruce Lee's private notebooks is capped by a selection of Lee's letters that eloquently demonstrate how he incorporated his thought into actions and advice to others. Also included are multiple drafts of select compositions, showing how Lee's ideas evolved and was refined over the years and how the ideas he was reading and writing about were reflected in his work and everyday life.

Sections include:

Gung Fu&#8212reflections on gung fu, psychology in defense and attack, how to choose a martial arts instructor, and Bruce's view on the martial art
Philosophy&#8212regarding human understanding, Taoism, Plato, Socrates, and Descartes
Psychology-three types of philosophy, the top dog and the underdog, the four basic philosophical approaches, and learning
Poetry-'The Dying Sun,' 'Love is a Friendship Caught on Fire,' 'Once More I Hold You in My Arms,' and 'Parting'
Jeet Kune Do&#8211The Liberation-toward personal liberation, notes on JKD, true mastery, and an objective evaluation of the combative skill of Bruce Lee, by those who know what it is
Acting-what exactly is an actor, the art of acting
Self-knowledge-in search of someone real, self-actualization, and the passionate state of mind
Letters-'The True Meaning of Life&#8211Peace of Mind,' 'Use Your Own Experience and Imagination,' and 'It's All in the State of Mind'

This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features:

Bruce Lee: Striking Thoughts
Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon
Bruce Lee: The Tao of Gung Fu
Bruce Lee: Letters of the Dragon
Bruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human Body
Bruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • over 100 b&w photos
  • 0804832633
  • 9780804832632
  • 68,460

Review quote

"Just as Michelangelo chipped away at a block of marble to reveal David, so did Bruce peel away the layers of his inner soul to reveal his true self to the world." -Linda Lee Cadwell, from the Foreword "The Bruce Lee Library stands as the definitive presentation of Bruce Lee's magnificent legacy. Each volume belongs on the bookshelf of every serious martial artist." -Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do Nucleus "With rare letters, essays and even poems, the book offers readers a glimpse into the mind and work ethic that drove Lee, as well as a window into his philosophy." -News China Magazine "...Bruce Lee books are now also available in ebook format...That's great; it's nice if you're traveling to take everything with you in one little small container so-to-speak." -Martial Thoughts Podcast "This is an invaluable source for understanding the views of Bruce Lee's life, love, parenting, and martial arts." -Ask In Mask blog
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About Bruce Lee

John Little is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee. He's the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches and reading annotations, giving him an insider's look at Lee's training methods and philosophies. He's shared this information with Lee's fans in his books published by Tuttle Publishing, including: The Art of Expressing the Human Body; Jeet Kune Do: Bruce Lee's Commentaries on the Martial Way; Letters of the Dragon; The Tao of Gung Fu: A Study in the Way of Chinese Martial Art; Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living and Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden Dragon.
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