Strange Tales from Liaozhai - Vol. 2
The weird and whimsical short stories in Strange Tales from Liaozhai show their author, Pu Songling (1640-1715), to be both an explorer of the macabre, like Edgar Allan Poe, and a moralist, like Aesop. In this first complete translation of the collection's 494 stories into English, readers will encounter supernatural creatures, natural disasters, magical aspects of Buddhist and Daoist spirituality, and a wide range of Chinese folklore. Annotations are provided to clarify unfamiliar references or cultural allusions, and introductory essays have been included to explain facets of Pu Songling's work and to provide context for some of the unique qualities of his uncanny tales.
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This kind of modesty, the self-effacement that points to a sincere personal
reverence, is also typical of Pu Songling (1640-1715), regarding the almost five
hundred short stories that comprise his Strange Tales from Liaozhai (liaozhai
Pu Songling. But his stories also admonish readers to work more consciously to
understand other people and their motives, possibly prompted by his own
feelings of being misapprehended by others.2 People continually try to suggest