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CloudStrife - February 10, 2007 03:21 PM (GMT)
Howdy. I've been trying recently to find 'Journey to the West', but with no luck. I know it's on the internet somewhere- I know someone who's reading it, well, was reading it anyway.
So, can anyone help me?
Edit: Curses! It didn't like my title. It was supposed to be 'Xiyou ji', in case you're interested, but with accents.
Samas - February 12, 2007 09:19 AM (GMT)
yeah, i just finished reading the arthur wayley (i think thats how you spell it!) translation of 'journey to the west'- i really really enjoyed it! i dont know about on the net, but i picked myself up a copy from a book shop for 16 bucks...i highly reccomend!
CloudStrife - February 12, 2007 02:55 PM (GMT)
How big was your copy? The ones I've seen for sale on the internet come in several volumes.
Samas - February 13, 2007 08:43 AM (GMT)
well, taking into consideration the original text was a bizillion chapters in length well...actually i lie, the original version was 400 chapters in length)
the (abridged) version i read (by arthur wayley) is considered the truest and best english translation available, and its about 30 chapters in length (about 400 pages)
thats the one i read...and i thought it wsas pretty good! but if you wanted to be a really hard-core reader...by all means go for the 4 volume translation of the full text!
but if you go and have a look in a generic bookshop, im sure youll find yourself a copy (check the penguine classics)
CloudStrife - February 13, 2007 10:57 AM (GMT)
I want to read the whole thing! It can't be a bigger challenge than getting through my newly acquired copy of The Chronicles of Conan.
Samas - February 14, 2007 06:56 AM (GMT)
wow! okay then, good luck! i heard some of his poetry translates pretty badly into english, but i wish you luck! im sure youll enjoy it!