Strange Tales from Liaozhai - Vol. 6
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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Pu's strategy of not identifying himself as the author of the tales also functions as
a deflection device by identifying him ... Indeed, the reader encountering Strange
Tales from Liaozhai discovers the collection of stories to be a composite of ...
... that he work more covertly— and his love of narrative and of the anomalous
provided him the perfect tool for communicating his views both allegorically and
literally, but under the cover of storytelling. Strange Tales from Liaozhai xiii.
... concubine—a warning of his vulnerability to powers from the spirit realm—and
the news that his shipment of six hundred thousand taels “has already been
received into the accounts of the imperial treasury.” The Strange Tales from