Monkey

Author: Wu Ch'êng-ên
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802198848
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic sixteenth century novel is a combination of picaresque novel and folk epic that mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking adventure. It is the story of the roguish 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.

Monkey

Author: David Kherdian
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590302583
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

A roguish monkey leads a seventh-century traveller into encounters with spirits, demons, and fairies in this allegorical novel

Die fabelhaften Schwestern der Familie Cooke

Author: Karen Joy Fowler
Publisher: Manhattan
ISBN: 9783641123819
Release Date: 2015-05-11
Genre: Fiction

»Hattest du als Kind auch diesen Moment, in dem dir plötzlich klar wurde, dass deine Familie verrückt ist?« Es war einmal ein Haus mit einem Garten, in dem wohnten ein Apfelbaum, ein Bach und ein kleine Katze mit mondgelben Augen. Hier wachsen drei Kinder auf: Rosemary, ihre ungestüme Schwester Fern und ihr großer Bruder Lowell. Sie könnten eine ganz normale Familie sein. Wäre ihr Vater nicht Wissenschaftler, und wäre Fern nicht ein ganz besonderes kleines Mädchen, das Wachsmalstifte verspeist, den perfekten Rückwärtssalto beherrscht und lacht wie eine Säge. Jahre nach Ferns Verschwinden erzählt Rosemary nun deren Geschichte. Denn erzählen war das Einzige, was Fern nie konnte. »Die wundersame Reise ins Herz einer Familie. Am Ende bricht das Buch dem Leser nicht einfach das Herz – es nimmt sein Herz und gibt es nicht mehr zurück.« Dan Chaon »Mein Lieblingsbuch des Jahres.« Elizabeth George

Monkey King s Amazing Adventures

Author: Wu Cheng'en
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462907779
Release Date: 2012-06-26
Genre: Literary Collections

This classic Chinese epic features a new introduction by Daniel Kane, Head of Chinese Studies at Macquarie University and Cultural Counselor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing in 1996. China's most popular traditional novel, The Monkey King's Amazing Adventures is the story of the Monkey King, his incredible origin and downfall, and his epic quest to redeem himself with his trusted companions, as they face fantastic foes, demons, and monsters and have amazing adventures in their travels to the Western paradise. No matter what obstacle was put before him, the clever, wily Monkey King always got what he wanted—unimaginable strength, eternal life, even his own position in the Celestial Realm with the gods. But more than anything else, the Monkey King loved mischief and rule-breaking, and he was sure that he was the most powerful creature in the world. But after defeat and punishment, the Monkey King found himself wanting some things he never expected: to be good enough and have the discipline to help the monk Xuanzang on his mission to bring Buddhist Scriptures—and enlightenment—to China. Readers will thrill to Timothy Richard's retelling of the Monkey King's exploits—he never disappoints, whether in the Dragon King's underwater castle, the Halls of the Dead, or the palace of Buddha himself—and find themselves captivated as he joins Xuanzang and his other trusted companions, the Dragon Horse, the Monk Sand, and the equally mischievous Pig on the dangerous trek West.

Forrest Gump

Author: Winston Groom
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783955306168
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Genre: Fiction

Er ist ein Idiot. Er ist ein Genie. Er ist ein Ereignis. Dieser Mensch verändert das Leben aller Menschen, die das Glück haben, ihm zu begegnen. Sein Name ist Forrest Gump. Dies ist die warmherzige, tief berührende Geschichte eines gutmütigen Mannes aus Alabama, der einen Orden für seine Tapferkeit im Vietnamkrieg erhält und den Präsidenten von Amerika trifft. Eines ganz und gar ungewöhnlichen Menschen. Für die einen ist er ein naiver Schwachkopf, für die anderen ein Held. Was immer er auch anpackt, es geht garantiert schief. In Wirklichkeit aber zählt für Forrest Gump nur Jenny – die große Liebe seines Lebens...

Dschuang Dsi Das wahre Buch vom s dlichen Bl tenland Philosophie des Ostens

Author: Unbekannter Autor
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849600181
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Erweiterete Ausgabe inklusive eines Essays über den Taoismus. Zusammen mit dem Daodejing gilt dieses Buch als Hauptwerk des Taoismus, wobei die Sammelbezeichnung „Taoismus“ allerdings zur Zeit der Abfassung des ersten Teils des „Zhuangzi“ durch Meister Zhuang noch nicht existierte. Die Schrift gilt als eine der literarisch schönsten, interessantesten und schwierigsten der chinesischen Geistesgeschichte. Inhalt: Buch I Wandern in Muße Buch II Ausgleich der Weltanschauungen Buch III Pflege des Lebensprinzips Buch IV In der Menschenwelt Buch V Das Siegel des völligen Lebens Buch VI Der große Ahn und Meister Buch VII Für den Gebrauch der Könige und Fürsten Buch VIII Schwimmhäute zwischen den Zehen Buch IX Von Pferden und Menschen Buch X Von großen und kleinen Dieben Buch XI Leben lassen, gewähren lassen Buch XII Himmel und Erde Buch XIII Des Himmels Sinn Buch XIV Des Himmels Kreislauf Buch XV Starre Grundsätze Buch XVI Verbesserung der Natur Buch XVII Herbstfluten Buch XVIII Höchstes Glück Buch XIX Wer das Leben versteht Buch XX Der Baum auf dem Berge Buch XXI Tiën Dsï Fang Buch XXII Wanderungen der Erkenntnis III Verschiedenes Buch XXIII Gong Sang Tschu Buch XXIV Sü Wu Gui Buch XXV Menschliche und ewige Wahrheit Buch XXVI Außendinge Buch XXVII Gleichnisreden

Laughter in Eastern and Western Philosophies

Author: Günter Wohlfart
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 9783495860380
Release Date: 2014-07-16
Genre: Philosophy

This anthology looks at laughter through intercultural and interdisciplinary perspectives. It focuses on humoristic aspects of East-Asian philosophies such as Daoism and Zen Buddhism as well as on the use of irony and wit by Western authors ranging from ancient Greece to contemporary Newfoundland.

China and her biographical dimensions

Author: Christina Neder
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
ISBN: 3447044926
Release Date: 2001-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Das Buch ist dem Andenken des 1999 verstorbenen renommierten Bochumer Sinologen Helmut Martin gewidmet. Namhafte Chinawissenschaftler aus der ganzen Welt spannen in ihren Beitragen einen Bogen, der das umfangreiche ?uvre der wissenschaftlichen Arbeit Helmut Martins widerspiegelt. Nach einer personlich gehaltenen Einfuhrung zu Leben und Werk Helmut Martins konzentriert sich der Themenschwerpunkt des Bandes auf (auto-)biographische Fragestellungen in Literatur, Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft des traditionellen und des modernen Chinas. Die chinesische und taiwanesische Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts sind hierbei besonders ins Blickfeld geruckt. Aber auch zu linguistischen Fragestellungen und den Themen Ubersetzung, Chinarezeption und -perzeption sind eine Reihe wichtiger Aufsatze enthalten. Im Anhang des Buches findet sich ein Gesamtverzeichnis der Schriften von und uber Helmut Martin.

Translating Foreign Otherness

Author: Yifeng Sun
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351740838
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book explores the deep-rooted anxiety about foreign otherness manifest through translation in modern China in its endeavours to engage in cross-cultural exchanges. It offers to theorize and contextualize a related range of issues concerning translation practice in response to foreign otherness. The book also introduces new vistas to some of the under-explored aspects of translation practice concerning ideology and cultural politics from the late Qing dynasty to the present day. Largely as a result of translation, ethnocentric beliefs and feelings have given way to a more open and liberal way to approach and appropriate foreign otherness. However, the fear of Westernization, seen as a threat to Chinese cultural integrity and social stability, is still shown sporadically through the state’s ideological control over translation. The book interprets, questions and reformulates a number of the key theoretical issues in Translation Studies and also demonstrates their ramifications in a bid to shed light on Chinese translation practice.

Through Other Continents

Author: Wai Chee Dimock
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400829521
Release Date: 2008-10-20
Genre: Literary Criticism

What we call American literature is quite often a shorthand, a simplified name for an extended tangle of relations." This is the argument of Through Other Continents, Wai Chee Dimock's sustained effort to read American literature as a subset of world literature. Inspired by an unorthodox archive--ranging from epic traditions in Akkadian and Sanskrit to folk art, paintings by Veronese and Tiepolo, and the music of the Grateful Dead--Dimock constructs a long history of the world, a history she calls "deep time." The civilizations of Mesopotamia, India, Egypt, China, and West Africa, as well as Europe, leave their mark on American literature, which looks dramatically different when it is removed from a strictly national or English-language context. Key authors such as Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Ezra Pound, Robert Lowell, Gary Snyder, Leslie Silko, Gloria Naylor, and Gerald Vizenor are transformed in this light. Emerson emerges as a translator of Islamic culture; Henry James's novels become long-distance kin to Gilgamesh; and Black English loses its ungrammaticalness when reclassified as a creole tongue, meshing the input from Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Throughout, Dimock contends that American literature is answerable not to the nation-state, but to the human species as a whole, and that it looks dramatically different when removed from a strictly national or English-language context.

The Monkey and the Monk

Author:
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226971570
Release Date: 2008-09-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Anthony C. Yu’s celebrated translation of The Journey to the West reinvigorated one of Chinese literature’s most beloved classics for English-speaking audiences when it first appeared thirty years ago. Yu’s abridgment of his four-volume translation, The Monkey and the Monk, finally distills the epic novel’s most exciting and meaningful episodes without taking anything away from their true spirit. These fantastic episodes recount the adventures of Xuanzang, a seventh-century monk who became one of China’s most illustrious religious heroes after traveling for sixteen years in search of Buddhist scriptures. Powerfully combining religious allegory with humor, fantasy, and satire, accounts of Xuanzang’s journey were passed down for a millennium before culminating in the sixteenth century with The Journey to the West. Now, readers of The Monkey and the Monk can experience the full force of his lengthy quest as he travels to India with four animal disciples, most significant among them a guardian-monkey known as “the Great Sage, Equal to Heaven.” Moreover, in its newly streamlined form, this acclaimed translation of a seminal work of world literature is sure to attract an entirely new following of students and fans. “A new translation of a major literary text which totally supersedes the best existing version. . . . It establishes beyond contention the position of The Journey to the West in world literature, while at the same time throwing open wide the doors to interpretive study on the part of the English audience.”—Modern Language Notes, on the unabridged translation

Encyclopedia of the Novel

Author: Paul Schellinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135918262
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Oxford Handbook of Children s Literature

Author: Julia Mickenberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199938551
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

Remarkably well researched, the essays consider a wide range of texts - from the U.S., Britain and Canada - and take a variety fo theoretical approaches, including formalism and Marxism and those related to psychology, postcolonialism, reception, feminism, queer studies, and performance studies ... This collection pushes boundaries of genre, notions of childhood ... Choice. Back cover of book.

Der berdruss

Author: Yan Mo
Publisher:
ISBN: 3895023442
Release Date: 2012
Genre:

Ein hingerichteter Grundbesitzer kehrt als Wiedergeburt in Tiergestalt auf die Erde zurück und erlebt so, was in den letzten 50 Jahren in einem fiktiven chinesischen Dorf geschehen ist.