134 x 190 x 17mm
Renowned translator William Scott Wilson has rendered Lao Tzuand#39;s classic in the most authentic way possible, using both the ancient text and the even older Great Seal script used during Lao Tzuand#39;s time. The result is a new and nuanced translation, accompanied by gorgeous Chinese ink paintings and fascinating ancillary material. Wilson includes an introduction that tells the story of Lao Tzu, the andquot;old manandquot; and the andquot;keeper of the archives,andquot; and wonderful notes to illuminate the text. He also includes two short essays--one explains the relationship between Taoism and Zen, and the other explores the roots that link the spiritual aspects of the Tao with the practice of Chinese and Japanese martial arts. Wilsonand#39;s version of this ancient classic is wonderfully fresh and readable.