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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio

Pu Songling - Author

John Minford - Translator

John Minford - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140447408 | 608 pages | 31 Oct 2006 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Exquisite Chinese stories of the supernatural

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


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