I racconti dNtalerangement suicide and consumption ie tuberculosis abounded in this wealthy family I could not find any historical information regarding the incidence of mental isease and tuberculosis in 18th century China but based on the story it surely seemed high Or was this family struck by an unusual genetic burden ue to intermarriage As an example Bayou who himself acted at times as a schizophrenic other times as a Lucky Jim depressed or autistic youngsters married his first cousinIn summary this is a remarkable book for itsocumentation of an obscure historical time hardly accessible for most Westerners It has a rich character set the theme is timeless and the intriguing subplots make it a persuasive reading The book s length is Las hijas de Eva y Lilith: Conoce y sana a todas las mujeres que hay en ti (Spanish Edition) due to exuisiteetails On one side these seemingly unnecessary Truth in Advertising detailson t help much with the modern concept of story Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus development yet I would submit that they have other literary values I can see that many potential readers will getiscouraged to start or continue reading the book even after overcoming their reluctance ue to the formidable page number To such potential readers I would recommend reading one of the abridged versions readily available in popular bookstores I just re read this classic of Chinese literature as it s been years since I first read it The Dream of the Red ChamberStory of the Stone is unlike any work in the Western canon yet it fits into the Western tradition of great literature in a way few other examples of classic Chinese writing are able to offering an engrossive narrative and a real feel for both character and place There are aspects of this novel that may confuse the modern reader of it in English translation the many titles and nicknames used for various characters the cuts and transitions that are in places unlike Western narrative and a wealth of Chinese traditions manners and morals that will ue to their exoticism and antiuity alike will confound a reader not already aware of ing Dynansty history and culture That said this book is as influential to Chinese culture as Dickens or Austen are to British culture and in movies pop music and certainly contemporary Chinese literature you ll still encounter references to Dream of the Red ChamberThe plot of the novel follows the lives of the Rongguo House and the Ningguo House of the noble and wealthy Jia clan and thus the Kitchen Witch's Guide To Brews And Potions drama and intrigue visited on these powerful families Much of the emphasis is on plans to marry a son oraughter off to someone or who has the power in a certain household If you enjoy Jane Austen after getting over the cultural Under a Triumphant Sky differnces and obscure way the story is told magic factors in a greateal and sometimes it s hard to pin Scroll of Agony The Warsaw Diary of Chaim A Kaplan down what is metaphorical and what is supposed to be actual you ll probably enjoy this book In saying that Io not mean to scare away readers nor to cite the cultural and historical Jonan dan Evolusi Kereta Api Indonesia differences as a problem or marker of something less thanor abnormal but it must be understood thatue to the specifics of the ing Dynasty plus various editions of the novel and additions by various authors and editors the book s study has become so complex and nuanced that there is even a name for the academic field of investigation of this one novel Redology No joke In example a work mentioned in the book Fei Yi Ji Ji Gao a work within a work has even been studied in مختار الأحاديث النبوية والحكم المحمدية detail and the jury of scholars is still out on the origins and authenticity of this work All that said this is a powerful sweeping epic and utterly engrossing book and it stands in my opinion as probably one of the top ten possibly even top five works of world literature ever written Why only four stars then This translation and all translations I ve read or examined appear to have their faults and be overall pretty cumbersome I realize that translators and editors of a work this complex have their tasks cut out for them and Ion t want to see anything Apprendre programmer avec Python 3 done that would mitigate the true flavor of the original yet what seems to happen is that the language winds up somewhere between a faithful replication of the Chinese and something seeming like a bad script writer trying to writeialog as people would have spoken in Bible ays In places the novel even seems like a parody of "itself If you thought the ialog in The Good Earth seemed fake and even comical "If you thought the ialog in The Good Earth seemed fake and even comical all the ah my pretty lotus flower platitudes this book will make you want to tear your hair out If
*you can get past that it s a treat WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE *can get past that it s a treat WHAT EVERY EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE WORLD NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE CENTURY THE GREAT CLASSICAL NOVELS OF CHINA THE DREAM OF RED MANSIONS BY CAO XUEIN THE JOURNEY TO THE WEST BY WU CHENGEN THE ROMANCE OF THE THREE KINGDOMS by LUO GUANZHONG THE
WATER MARGIN Or ALL MEN MARGIN or ALL MEN BROTHERS by SHI NAI AN THE SCHOLARS BY WU JINGZI AND THE EROTIC CLASSIC THE JIN PING MEI OR GOLDEN LOTUS FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS ROBERT SHEPPARD EDITOR IN CHIEFChinese culture is renown for its addiction to compiling Lists of the Greats from the Four Great Inventions of China Paper the Comnpass Printing and Gunpowder to the Four Great Beautiful Women Yang Guifei Xi Shi Yang Jiaojun and Diaochan to the Three Great Tang Dynasty Poets Li Bai Li Po Du Fu and Wang Wei to the Four Great Novels of Chinese Literature Thus every educated Chinese person was expected to have read or at least to have thouroughly read about The Four Great Novels The ing Dynasty Classic the Hong Lou Meng or The Dream of Red Mansions by Cao Xuein the Xi You Ji or Journey to the West by Wu Chengen featuring the fabulous Monkey King Sun Wukong the great historical epic The Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong and the classic Robin Hood tale of gallant outlaws Shui Hu Zhuan or The Water Margin by Shi Nai an Chinese scholars generally added two additional novels as an Apocrypha to this Canonic Prose Bible of The Four Great Novels which officially you shouldn t have read like the Maruis e Sade or Lady Chatterly s Lover in the West but which if you were a real intellectual you efinitely should have The erotic classic the Jin Ping Mei or The Golden Lotus which was excluded from inclusion in the canon because of its sexual immoral and pornographic content espite its admitted literary excellence and the Ru Lin Wai Shi or The Scholars by Wu Jingzi also owngraded from classical status ue to its bohemian counter cultural satire on and rejection of traditional Confucian scholars and examination passing officials as mindless conformists and intellectual ciphers In the not so remote past education centered on learning the cultural tradition of one s own nation was assumed to be an adeuate foundation for functional adulthood and citizenship Thus Chinese scholars concentrated on the Confucian heritage and with little effort given to understanding other civilizations and traditions Christians were content with the Bible and their own national classics and Islamic nations were happy if one could recite the Koran by heart In today s cosmopolitan globalized world of transnational business and the Internet familiarity with one s own national history national culture and literature is no longer an adeuate preparation for adult life in the globalized real world Thus each educated person in the modern world must have a basic familiarity with World Literature in addition to his own national or regional literature accompanied of course with a basic knowledge of World History World Religions World Philosophy and universal science With the increasing importance of a Rising China in world affairs and culture it is thus incumbent on every educated person in the world to have some basic familiarity with these six classics of Chinese Literature Thus World Literature Forum in this Recommended Classics and Masterpieces of World Literature Series provides the following very basic introduction to these works perhaps in a globalized version of ED Hirsch s What Every American Should Know reformulated as What Every Citizen of the World Should Know in the 21st Century THE IMMORTAL SAGA OF FAMILY DECLINE AND SPIRITUAL FATE HONG LOU MENG OR A DREAM OF RED MANSIONSThe theme and saga of family ecline is a universal mofif in World Literature embracing such classics as Thomas Mann s Buddenbrooks the English Forsyth Saga of Gallsworthy Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waigh and One Hundred Years of Solitude by. Geistigen Hochleistung eines an sich entarteten Sprößlings wieder zu Aufstieg gelan.
Xueqin Cao Ë 9 charactersOne of the greatest masterpieces of literature reading this was an incredible experience Poignant funny metaphysical tragic allegorical psychologically profound and highly entertaining it bridges the worlds of heaven and earth reams and reality and is a truly astonishing achievement Reading oes not get any better than this it really is up there with Don uixote The Divine Comedy War and Peace Shakespeare and anything else you might name As one Western scholar on the work noted to appreciate its position in Chinese culture we must imagine a work with the critical cachet of James Joyce s Ulysses with the popular appeal of Margaret Mitchell s Gone With the Wind and twice as long as the two combinedThere is an excellent review here if you are interested it s listed in an alternate translation as Story of the Stone Excellent Starter Dream of the Red ChamberStory of the Stone two names for the same workThis is an abridged English version of an amazing Chinese novel called Dream of the Red Chamber or Story of the Stone I would recommend reading this if you would like to know the general story which you should as it is one of the most important novels in history This book is HUGE in China it is considered along with one or two other works the pinnacle of Chinese literature And it is much nuanced than the Romeo and Juliet story it is sold as The story is of the ownfall of a great house and how it affects the young men and women living there It is remarkable in that it is so much about women at a time when women s lives were considered unimportant It is also efies Confucian s in several ways though adheres to them in others Most points of the author s biography are unknown but it is thought that he belonged to a wealthy family that much like the family in the book came own in the world The book was completed by someone else It is also a good starter version if you are interested in testing it before you elve into the much longer unabridged version Which really you must read After reading this I read the David Hawkes translation 5 volumeswhich I highly recommendEdit I just wanted to add that the main reason I recommend this book as a starter is that it gave me in many places the same emotional punch as the original which I think it a remarkable achievement considering how greatly it has been condensed The truth is that if not for my Asian Literatures class I wouldn t have mustered enough strength espite interest to read this novel And I am particularly Une histoire des langues et des peuples qui les parlent drawn to the idea forwarded by some academics that Hong Lou Meng is actually a critiue to the reception of the public to fiction and perhaps to reading in general Also it is a counter to the idea that in order to attain enlightenment one must transcend the everyday world A monk makes a stone nod The stone is cast away by the Goddess And yet in Hong Lou Meng the exact opposite happens The stone that has been cast off goes into the Red Dust and lives a mundane life as Chia Pao Yu Uponeath his story was carved on his surface and stands proud and visible as a mockery to the Goddess rejection of him The story through presenting the everyday life of people shows the reader that a full life an enlightened life can be experienced through the mundane I hate this book and I m ChineseOk hate is a strong word I m repulsed by this book which I viewed as close to godliness in my childhood I hate em little balls of prudishnessSorry about this translators because I think you Vivons heureux en attendant la mort did a nice job on this book and I m still giving you two stars If I rated on your technicality alone I would give you a solid 3 or 4 Io like the English version in some ways better than the Chinese versions because it s so much normal for lack of a better word I felt that the prose style of the original was awkward and it somehow feels less Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture distorted in the English version to aegree This is because Xuein used vernacular Chinese in composing his proses Vernacular is straightforward easily comprehensible brash raw characteristic and should remind me somewhat warmly of my Chinese neighboursBut Xuein changed it all He wrote in vernacular but all of his characters The Men Who Killed QANTAS dialogues were so highly organized so refined so grammatically correct it simply feels artificial as if he made several roughrafts of one conversation before inserting them into the characters mouths He eleganized the beautiful spontaneous street talk of vernacular I hated that It s like somebody Ajanta Spanish in Two Months through the medium of Hindi English decided to Shakespearize Dickens English feels much normal for some reason bringing forthwith unconscious magnitude in theialogue Then again English also concealed the brilliancy of the original proses and escriptions so there are wins and lossesNext I have a problem with the central themes which cannot be changed with translation Due to its uncertainty of themes the book can be read as a surreal poetic metaphor or a realistic piece of fiction But when you actually think about it *The Plot Boils Down To *plot boils own to rich noble bastards party hard Party crashes Go homeAnd it talks about this for roughly 80 chapters before we lose the original manuscript and read the flawed 40 chapters This unfinished ness added to the mysticism surrounding the book and is a major topic still in modern Redology Then this book is hailed as the height of Chinese literatureDot The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization dotot To be honest the plot was good It still is good The ideas and philosophies are not It stereotypes men and women to a huge Billionaire's Secret degree with its kind of reversal sexism appeal I especially had a problem with the author s ranking of women in the 5th chapter even if it is meant simply as a way of introducingramatis personae you can t ignore that Jing Huan Goddess proclaimed it herself that only the BEST women are recorded and the rest of the COMMON VULGAR women are not Who the hell oes she or the author think they are For some reason some see the book as a novel of feminism while it had minimum impact on the Chinese feminist movement For another they see it as a hidden way of expressing political satire In this case take the book off the classics shelf now why should we waste time on an author
who oesn t even want to sit own and write a proper story Another proclaim the book is mainlydoesn t even want to sit own and write a proper story Another proclaim the book is mainly the Buddhism idea of Kong Huan in that everything even the most beautiful eventually amounts to nothing The author oes a bad job of this if that is the case because his sadness his losses and his flames are
*Uite Trivial And Does Not *trivial and oes not up to the greater kindness and understanding of Buddhism As I was reading it through in the future I couldn t help but feel as if the author is writing these 80 chapters feeling narcissist ly sorry for himself There are a lot of unparalleled stories in the book though that outmatch the author s contemporaries Unfortunately not every story is of eual uality especially when you see how narrow the book s world really is It s constraining to see these young people shut up in a false paradise wasting their lives away Worst of all the author seems to take enjoyment in it too alongside his forgotten sadness He beautified aspects of life that one would feel uncomfortable with for example it s okay for young girls to throw temper tantrums because she s young beautiful but apparently it s not okay for old women to throw tantrums because they re inferior to younger virgin girls Whut He also The Dragon Republic did not really show the intensity of corruptive activities in the familiesLast of all comes the poetry The poetry is greatly emphasized in this novel but upon reading it it becomes clear that ingynasty poems were on the ecline The poems in the novel are most elegantly and skillfully composed Yet they lack creativity originality and sophistication The poems are mainly concerning either of the emptiness of human life or mourning about the again most trivial things such as flowers plants people etc The grandeur mysticism of Tang Spring and Autumn and Three Kingdoms era poets are sadly failing in the hands of ing poets and only begins to revive a little within chapter 78 in which Bao Yu composes a Song and a mournful Rhapsody which were the loveliest to read Well the author can t really make the poems great considering they come out of the hands of adolescents and the poems are the best parts of the book the main reason why I go back to read it today Overall technically speaking this book is not bad standing alone Yet it has achieved nearly nati. Inhalt es Traums Choking Back the Devil der roten Kammer istie Geschichte vom Glanz und vom selbstverschul. Onal veneration in Chinese lit and I m not uite sure if it should be In terms of surreal and romantic aestheticism it Summary of Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari does not match up to Genji Japanese but earlier than this book by 700 years If Murasaki cano it why not Xuein in terms of realism and plotting wobbles before Plum of the Golden Vase in terms of philosophy and mysticism I think loses to Journey to the West 100 Strange Stories the Carnal Prayer Mat and Tale of Scholars at the top of my head The book s surpassing virtue is its Biofloc Technology A Practical Guidebook delicate poetry sense ofreaminess and scattered cryptic messages which no one will ever be able to sort Nevertheless one گوڵخانەی عاریفان does admire his strength of weaving stories and feels sorry that they could not read the completed work but it is not the best Given the entire China is learning English as a second language it s hardly necessary for people in the western countries to study the notoriouslyifficult Chinese language for business or travel purposes However if there is one reasonable cause to learn Chinese it would be to appreciate this book in its original language which could be the greatest privilege for anyone who speaks ChineseWhat about translations One might askMy answer would be Given the chance I will probably get rid of every last copy of the translated A Dream of Red Mansions Because this legendary masterpiece with its profound beauty and Pure Filth delicate language is fundamentally untranslatable Guardian articleRead the novel here Hattip to WandafulOpening Chen Shih yin in a vision apprehends perception and spirituality Chia Y ts un in the windy andusty world cherishes fond thoughts of a beautiful maidenThis is the opening section this the first chapter Subseuent to the visions of a زما ژونداوجدوجہد dream which he had on some previous occasion experienced the writer personally relates heesignedly concealed the true circumstances and borrowed the attributes of perception and spirituality to relate this story of the Record of the Stone With this purpose he made use of such Finnland Marco Polo Reiseführer designations as Chen Shih yin truth under the garb of fiction and the like What are however the events recorded in this work Who are theramatis personaeA stone hurled by an Empress feels neglected Ptrole ! desolate and unfit The Empress N Wo the goddess of works in fashioning blocks of stones for the repair of the heavens prepared at the Ta Huang Hills and Wu Ch i cave 36501 blocks of rough stone each twelve chang in height and twenty four chang suare Of these stones the Empress Wo only used 36500 so that one single block remained over and above without being turned to any account This was castown the Ch ing Keng peak So how long is a chang so that we can picture this thing Answer 358 metres or 11 feet 9 inches Ta John Bowlby dah Yet that is only half the story this heavenly stone can expand or contract become the apex of a mountain or lay in the palm of a curious hand What fun Not like Pauline Collins talking to rock in Shirley Valentine this rock talks back Damn couldn t find that clip of her talking to rock yetid find this bit which is smashing As regards the several stanzas of The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest (English Edition) doggerel verse they may too evoke such laughter as to compel the reader to blurt out the rice and to spurt out the wine Zhuangzi said that theesire for money is Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World difficult to overcome but theesire for fame is إبراز الوهم المكنون من كلام ابن خلدون، أو المرشد المبدي لفساد طعن ابن خلدون فى احاديث المهدى difficult Well how about love Many believe that The Dream of the Red Chamber is emblematic of the climax of Chinese literature Io think it is the best Chinese novel but I wouldn t say it is the emblem because it Seesama jõgi departs greatly from the convention of Chinese literature and aims to reveal the hypocrisy of this convention which is its feigned integrity andisregard for love It is through the lens of love that Cao Xuein reveals to the readers the Humortivacion dilemma tragedy and general condition of human life It is hard toescribe how much this book means to me It not only Carlsbad International Chess Tournament 1929 Dover Books on Chess defines how I understand my national identity but also serves as a foundation for my cognition and interpretation of almost everything Many times when life tosses me a certain peculiari The copy I read was aownloadable Kindle version I could not figure out
*the translator The total location number was 36403 If I use a recommended page euivalent converter number *translator The total location number was 36403 If I use a recommended page euivalent converter number 1669 the page number comes to a little over 2100 which is close to the printed full version page numberAt first I couldn t understand how this book became one of the four pinnacles of classical Chinese literature The other three are The Romance of the Three Kingdoms Journey to the West and Outlaws of the Marsh all may have various Hay un chico en el baño de las chicas (El Barco de Vapor Roja) (Spanish Edition) different titlesepending on the translation It starts out like a rather Gangs of Jamaica - The Babylonian Wars. (Jamaica Insula Book 6) (English Edition) dull uneventful lineariary spiced with an occasional mystical ream of the main prot g Bayou an early teenage boy growing *into young adulthood uring the story The etails of his ays *young adulthood The Strength of Burden (The Fated Order, during the story Theetails of his Soziologische Gesellschaftsbegriffe Konzepte moderner Zeitdiagnosen days theays of a host of other main characters mostly his relatives are given in obsessive almost painful Ὀρέστεια detailsButear Reader قهاوي الأدب والفن في القاهرة don t be fooled by this slow start Perhaps the following statement willemonstrate how the book grew on me completing the first 20 % of the book took me time than the rest of the 80% The reason I hung on The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook: From Delicious Dole Whip to Tasty Mickey Pretzels, 100 Magical Disney-Inspired Recipes (Unofficial Cookbook) during these critical early pages was a fascinating look into a long gone culture a culture that until thisay has been reflected in the life and mentality of nearly a third of the World s population East and South East Asia to be exact If one has my kind of enthrallment with various cultures the boring Metodo universitario. Come studiare meglio in meno tempo e superare gli esami senza ansia (Varia) details throughout the book actually provide an exuisite opportunity to observe and learn In sharp contrast to the first part around 50% into the reading the story accelerated and I had hard time puttingown my Kindle From here on the life events of a few Aşkı Seçtim dozen main characters and countless minor participants became compelling The story branched out into several exciting subplots only to be masterfully reunited in the final chaptersThe Jia is an old noble family in the middle period of the ing Dynasty China One of their greatest social achievements came when the Emperor chose their oldestaughter as a favorite concubine When the family learned that their Have More Money Now (Wwe) daughter had gotten permission from the Court to visit her parents for her welcome they built a magnificent garden with several living uarters The rest of the story took place mostly in this garden and the surrounding two mansions belonging to two branches of the Jias The main storyline focuses on the slowecline of this huge influential family However there is an eually important second storyline running parallel with the first one as an organic component of it Bayou s somewhat mystical spiritual awakening Most characters have multidimensional flesh and blood personalities without a hint of Peace Theories and the Balkan War dogmatic profiling The good bad and the ambiguous features areistributed among them with good sense letting their vivid individualities shine throughPoetry is an important part of the characters lives The book presents a good number of poems written by a few gifted family members Although intellectually these poems gave me very little to hang on to their moods nonetheless helped me understand the state of mind of those who wrote the poems and even the times they lived in Not unlike James Joyce s
With His Stream Ofhis stream of the author gives the reader free access to the most inner thoughts of several major characters most notably to Bayou s This extra imension of their personalities makes these characters even intimate and accessible to the readerOne thing I especially enjoyed in the book was learning about the multiple elements of the ing Dynasty China interwoven in the story the arranged marriages concubines the owager cult incidentally this latter largely contributed to the fall of China Архипелаг ГУЛАГ [Arhipelag GULAG], 1918-1956 during Emperor Dowager Cixi s regency the bizarre look at suicide as an accepted and in fact freuently expected solution to life s problems Chinese Medicine with its reliance on pulse evaluation the system of feudalistic servants whose status was not muchifferent from slaves but who could become highly valued members of the families in the book represented by Xiren and Pinger the influence of Buddhism Taoism and Confucianism on every Construction Materials for Civil Engineering day life the role of Chinese Opera in Chinese culture the importance of jade in Chinese spirituality etcOne peculiarity that stood out for me in the book is the physical and psychological fragility of the Jia clan members Freuent crying me. Deten Verfall eines edlen großen Geschlechtsas schließlich தமிழ் மின்னிதழ் – இதழ் – 1 danker sittlichen und. .