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This 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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ISBN-13: 9780872202320
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Series: Hackett Classics Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

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Tao Te Ching 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has the best translation of any of the Tao Te Ching books. The translation is clear and easy to understand. It is not too wordy, which allows the reader to find for themselves the meaning of each proverb and relate it to their own lives.
phrontist on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm not grandiose enough to review the content, but this is the most readable translation I've come across, and print quality is great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago