The Secret History of the Mongols: A Saga of Epic Battles, Betrayal, Love, Tyrants, and Prisoners in Ancient China
by Waley, Arthur
iii, 355 pp. "In this unforgettable book, Arthur Waley brings together a number of his articles, poems and translations. Included in this collection are pieces on the eighth-century Chinese poet Ts'ên Shên and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Yü, as well as some of Waley's original poems and stories. But the most compelling is The Secret History of the Mongols, consisting of long extracts from a thirteenth-century Chinese saga. Written in vivid, elegant prose, it recounts fantastic tales of epic battles; of betrayal and love; of tyrants and prisoners. Suffused with symbolism and folklore, it is a masterpiece of storytelling which will appeal to the scholar and the ordinary reader alike."Keywords: POETRY WRITING CHINESE POET CHINESE WRITER CHINA HISTORICAL FOLKLORE MYTHOLOGY Crease along bottom edge of rear cover Cornwall, UK: House of Stratus, 2002. Reissue. Very Good/Not Applicable. (Inventory #: 2195036)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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