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TAO TE CHING by Lao Tzu trans. Ursula Le Guin

by: Lao Tzu

The Tao Te Ching is universally renowned as a sublimely poetic spiritual teaching by the legendary sage, Lao Tzu. It is one of the world’s most translated books, and there are already a huge amount of English translations available. This one by the writer Ursula Le Guin (most famous for her fantastic ‘Earthsea’ novels), is perhaps one of the most inspired. She worked with Chinese scholars to develop a version that lets the ancient text speak in a fresh way to modern people, while remaining faithful to the poetic beauty of the work. Avoiding scholarly interpretations and esoteric Taoist insights, she has revealed the text’s immediate relevance and power, its depth and refreshing humor, in a way that shows better than ever before why it has been so much loved for more than 2,500 years.

208pp, 142 x 216 mm, Paperback, 2019, RRP £15.99

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