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  • Published: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781590303870
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
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Tao Te Ching


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A series of insightful spiritual observations on life and human nature.

The most widely read of the Asian classics, Lao Tzu's TAO TE CHING offers a series of insightful spiritual observations on life and human nature. Sam Hamill's extraordinary translation captures the poetry of Lao Tzu's original without sacrificing the resonance of the text's many meanings and possible interpretations. The result is a beautiful and deeply meditative rendering, one that is a delight to read over and over again. Accompanying the translation are seventeen original calligraphies by one of the great masters of the art form, Kazuaki Tanahashi. Each calligraphy is of one Chinese word or character from the text itself, presented facing its appearance in the translation.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781590303870
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback

About the Author

Sam Hamill

SAM HAMILL is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, essays, and translations from the classical Chinese and Japanese, ancient Greek, Latin, and other languages. He has been a recipient of fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the Andrew Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission. He lives near Port Townsend, Washington.

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