Stories from a Ming Collection: The Art of the Chinese Story-Teller (BOK)

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The popularity of the Chinese storyteller goes back to the marketplace of the T'ang dynasty, but the familiar figure came into its own in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. This selection of stories from Feng Menglong's collection, Stories Old and New (originally published in 1624), includes representative types of the storyteller's traditional art. "The Pearl-Sewn Shirt" is a cautionary romance describing the tragedy of a broken marriage; the heroic biography, which depicts a neglected man of high worth gradually receiving recognition, is represented by "Wine and Dumplings"; an authentic twelfth-century forerunner of the detective story is found in "The Canary Murders." The other tales concern traffic in the supernatural, didactic admonitions to observe morality in sex and loyalty in friendship, and realistic accounts of the meanness and corruption of official life. Also includes "The Lady Who Was a Beggar," "The Journey of the Corpse," "The Story of Wu Pao-an," and "The Fairy's Rescue."

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1994 Forlag
Perseus-Avalon Travel Publishi
ISBN 9780802150318 Antall sider 208
Dimensjoner 14cm x 21cm x 1,3cm Vekt 249 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Meng-lung Feng
Emner og form Short stories