The Tao Te Ching of Lao Tzu
ISBN10: 0312147449 ISBN13: 9780312147440 Publisher: Griffin Published: Nov 15 1996 Weight: 0.30lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
The Tao te Ching of Lao Tzu is one of the most widely read and deeply cherished books in the world, a work many consider the wisest book ever written. In his introduction, translator Brian Browne Walker says, "It is less a book than a living, breathing angel."
In his new translation, Walker stays close to the direct literal accuracy of the Chinese characters while producing a modern, exceptionally clear version that has the ring and voice of Lao Tzu, a man who may or may not have been a single individual. "I have come to think of Lao Tzu less as a man who once lived," Walker writes, "and more as a song that plays, eternal and abiding."