Stories from a Ming Collection

Stories from a Ming Collection The Art of the Chinese Storyteller Feng Menglong

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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Specificaties

ISBN
9780802150318
Uitgever
Avalon Travel Publishing
Druk
1e
Verschenen
01-01-1994
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
208 pp.
Bindwijze
Paperback
Genre
Nederlandstalige literatuur
Vertaler
Cyril Birch

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