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.
This is the second of 6 volumes.
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725 152. The Chess Ghost . ... 751 156. Chasing the Ghost and Shooting at the
Fox .... 754 157.ADonkey Repays aDebt ................................ 758 158. The Rolling
Head ........................................... 761 159. The Ghosts Throw a Banquet .
... deliver the ghostly title character “Lian Suo” (lian suo) from the male ghost
trying to force her to become his concubine; by treating her with tender kindness,
making her “part of the human world” after her having been a ghost for twenty
Yang asked her again and again what she meant before she explained, “You
didn't know about it, but I've had to put up with a horrible ghost who's trying to
force me to be his concubine. Iwish to protect my virginity, so how can I allow my
The ghost stared angrily as they exchanged fierce insults. Yang, furious, went
straight for his opponent. The ghost began snatching up stones and flinging them
so they fell like a sudden and heavy rainstorm, till one smashed Yang's wrist and
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