Tao Te Ching: Text Only Edition by Lao Tzu - Book Review

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By Lao Tzu, Gia-Fu Feng (Translated by), Jane English (Translated by), Toinette Lippe (Translated by), Jacob Needleman (Introduction by)
$14.00
ISBN: 9780679724346
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Published: Vintage - August 28th, 1989

This is the poetic and scholarly 1972 translation that is the reference illumination of the Chinese text. It is still considered the most accessible translation of this often-enigmatic text in the English language. Gia-Fu has been called “the Taoist rogue.’ He translated for Alan Watts, who called him "the real thing," during the early years of Eastern spiritual awakening in the US, and was in communion with Jack Kerouac and the Dharma bums – in addition to earning a master’s degree in international finance at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. His calligraphy is legendary and Jane English’s photographs are ... Tao. ~ Reviewed by Efton Jiles