Rewriting the Buddha by Susan Brassfield Cogan

Rewriting the Buddha

bySusan Brassfield Cogan

Kobo ebook | May 1, 2012

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So I told myself the Dhammapada is one of the oldest books of Buddhist thought. I should read it. What I wanted was a nice simple readable version that I could dip into. The Dhammapada isn’t something you read straight through like a novel. It’s basically a collection of aphorisms, little short sayings, like a box of really, really good fortune cookies.

I quickly discovered that most translations are completely unreadable, some more than others. A few of the more modern ones attempt to clarify the language—I don’t think I’m the first person to notice the readability problem. However, I may be the first person that noticed the problem who was a writer and not a translator.

Title:Rewriting the BuddhaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Susan Brassfield CoganLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476162336

ISBN - 13:9781476162331

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