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Tao Te Ching

a book review

product linkTao Te Ching
sub-titleA Book About the Way the Power of the Way
authorUrsula K. Le Guin (Lao Tzu)
date reviewed2004.08.15
genrePhilosophy
isbn1570623953

This is a transliteration of the great work "Tao Te Ching" by Lao Tzu. The transliteration is done in a semi-poetic fashion with a reverent and non-Confucius slant by fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin. I picked it up after having read some other Taoist interpretations of other works, and quite enjoyed it.

This is more than a strict book on philosophy. It is actually couched in terms of advice for a governor, for it was allegedly written by a courtier upon his self-exile from courtly life.

I strongly suggest this book to anyone who is sick of having people quoting miserable texts like Sun Tzu's "Art of War". It offers a peaceful and contemplative counterpart to today's driven and insane lifestyle and goals.

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