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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Penguin Classics)

Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio (Penguin Classics)
Author: Pu Songling
ISBN 13: 9780140447408
ISBN 10: 140447407
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-10-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 608
List Price: $18.00

Exquisite Chinese stories of the supernatural

Eminent Chinese scholar John Minford's superb translation captures the consummate skill and understated humor of Pu Songling's classic Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. With elegant prose, witty wordplay, and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this collection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. In his tales of shape-shifting spirits, bizarre phenomena, haunted buildings, and enchanted objects, Pu Songling pushes the boundaries of human experience and enlightens as he entertains.

• Includes an introduction, suggestions for further reading, glossary, notes, and illustrations