3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Beautifull and evocative,
By A Customer
This review is from: Tao Te Ching: A New Translation and Commentary (Paperback)
Having spent an hour in the bookshop reading different versions of the Tao Te Ching I chose this one for it's beauty and poetic translation. I am reading two versions of the Tao but think that this one is perfect for the average western reader because it captures the essence of the original script but in an easy to read and profoundly moving manner. I can see why many would wish to read the Tao in as close a translation as possible (And there are many books out there that do so) but this version conveys the meaning clearly to people without an academic or scholastic background. I have just brought another copy of this for a family member and I think it makes an excellent introduction to this fascinating school of philosophy.