Tao Te Ching: Illustrated Edition by Lao TzuTao Te Ching: Illustrated Edition by Lao Tzu

Tao Te Ching: Illustrated Edition

byLao TzuTranslated byStephen Mitchell

Paperback | April 6, 2015

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â??What is rooted is easy to nourish

What is recent is easy to correctâ??

Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching (The Book of the Way) is the classic manual on the art of living. In 81 short, poetic chapters, the book looks at the basic predicament of being alive and teaches how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao, or the basic principle of the universe.

Stephen Mitchellâ??s acclaimed translation is accompanied by ancient Chinese paintings that beautifully reflect Lao Tzuâ??s timeless words.

  • An illustrated edition of one of the most widely translated texts in the world.

  • Features the best of classical Chinese painting

  • A modern, accessible translation which reflects

    the poetry of Lao Tzu's words.

  • â??Beautiful and accessible; the English, as 'fluid

    as melting ice,' is a joy to read throughoutâ?? The New Republic.

  • â??I have read many translations of this ancient text but Mitchellâ??s is by far the best.â??
    James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces.Â

Stephen Mitchell was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1943. He studied at Amherst, the University of Paris and Yale. His previous books includeDropping Ashes on the Buddha,The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria RilkeandThe Book of Job. He lives with his wife in Berkeley, California.
Title:Tao Te Ching: Illustrated EditionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:96 pages, 6.75 × 4.5 × 0.44 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.5 × 0.44 inPublished:April 6, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711236496

ISBN - 13:9780711236493