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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
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Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way Paperback - 1998

by Ursula K. Le Guin


Summary

The essential, classic text of Taoism. These 81 poems comprise an Eastern classic, the mystical and moral teachings of which have profoundly influenced the sacred scriptures of many religions.

From the publisher

Ursula K. Le Guin is the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Gandalf, Kafka, and National Book Awards. She is the author of many short stories and more than fifteen novels, including The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. She is also an honored author of children's books, poetry, and criticism.

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The way you can go isn't the real way.

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  • Title Lao Tzu: Tao Te Ching: A Book about the Way and the Power of the Way
  • Author Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition New edition
  • Pages 125
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Shambhala, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • Date October 20, 1998
  • ISBN 9781570623950 / 1570623953
  • Weight 0.44 lbs (0.20 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.06 x 6.46 x 0.44 in (20.47 x 16.41 x 1.12 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Taoism
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 97018942
  • Dewey Decimal Code 299.514

Media reviews

"Reading [Le Guin's] translations is like taking a shared walk down a familiar trail where we discover rocks and water that we somehow missed before. . . . undeniably refreshing, capturing a language that is casual and clear, reflective and pointed, full of the wise humor of the Way."—Parabola



"A student of the Tao for several decades, Le Guin has created an English text that will speak to modern readers in a fresh and lively way, while conveying the humor, insight and beauty of the original."—Shambhala Sun

"Ursula K. Le Guin's translation of the Tao Te Ching is a personal and poetic meditation. Through her own careful study of these ancient teachings, she brings the Way into contemporary life. Each day, I open this book at random and receive a contemplative gift. These words are akin to water in the desert."—Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge



"Among the many translations of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching , Ursula K. Le Guin's new version is a special treasure—a delight. There is something startlingly fresh and creatively alive here, brought forth by Ms. Le Guin's intuitive and personal ingenuity. Her rendering has moved me to return to the original Chinese text with rejuvenated fervor, rejoicing in the ineffable sageness that lies in and between Lao Tzu's lines."—Chuangliang Al Huang, founder of the Living Tao Foundation, coauthor (with Alan Watts) of Tao: The Watercourse Way

About the author

Ursula K. Le Guin is the winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Gandalf, Kafka, and National Book Awards. She is the author of many short stories and more than fifteen novels, including The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. She is also an honored author of children's books, poetry, and criticism.
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