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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

by Pu Songling
Paperback
Publication Date: 17/07/2006
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The Strange Tales of Pu Songling (1640-1715) are exquisite and amusing miniatures that are regarded as the pinnacle of classical Chinese fiction. With their elegant prose, witty wordplay and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this selection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. Here a Taoist monk conjures up a magical pear tree, a scholar recounts his previous incarnations, a woman out-foxes the fox-spirit that possesses her, a child bride gives birth to a thimble-sized baby, a ghostly city appears out of nowhere and a heartless daughter-in-law is turned into a pig. In his tales of humans coupling with shape-shifting spirits, bizarre phenomena, haunted buildings and enchanted objects, Pu Songling pushes back the boundaries of human experience and enlightens as he entertains.
ISBN:
9780140447408
9780140447408
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
17-07-2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
608
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x26mm
Weight:
0.41kg

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