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.
This is the sixth of 6 volumes.
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... and carrying the dead to burial,” yet she performs what she considers to be her
duty. Jinse eventually reveals to the long-suffering Wang that she's an exiled
immortal, and her elder sister, Yaotai, “has come from far away xxviii Strange
Sun Wukong picked up a wood block, ordered a brush to be brought, and with no
idea of what he was writing on it, had the servant take it afterward and leave. A
long while later, the servant returned with Sheng's brother. He'd successfully ...
what's more, the elder brother wasn't all that healthy, so he remained, relatively
speaking, rather sad. One day, Xu Sheng happened to be wandering out in the
countryside when suddenly a man dressed in cheap clothing came up to him and
told him, “What happened to me the other year now happens to you! Otherwise
you wouldn't know what such an experience feels like. But we can't let you
remain feeble like this—I'm eager to cure you as soon as possible. I'd also like to
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