Mar 6, IN Arthur Waley, the foremost British translator of Chinese and Japanese literature, published in England a book called ”Monkey,” an. Monkey: A Folk Novel of China study guide contains a biography of Wu Ch. by Arthur Waley, and may be stylized differently in other versions. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor . ” Monkey” is Arthur Waley’s delightful rendition of Wu Cheng-en’s “Journey to the.

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I used to love the Monkey TV series in the 80s. Yu and is published by the University of Chicago Press.

Monkey Audiobook | Wu Ch’êng-ên, Arthur Waley – translator |

And poor old Pigsy who hase always been tempered by his greed, is promoted to an altar cleanser i. The Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en. A rare treat Kenneth puts his marvelous caricature acting to great effect his Pigsy is an absolute joy 3 of 4 people found this review helpful. Most people probably know the story already without realizing it because the story of the Monkey King has been retold numerous times, most notably Dragon Ball Z takes several ideas from this story.

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This only seems to come up as a deus ex machina. Pages to import images to Wikidata. Masterworks of Asian Literature in Comparative Perspective: Selected pages Title Page. View all 5 comments.

Paperbackpages. Then he would perform some ridiculous magic, and everything would indeed be alright. Popular passages Page 1 – T’ang Dynasty as Tuan Ch’engshih and Niu SSng-ju, who wrote short stories so excellent in portrayal of men and description of things.


Sanzang falls into a trap involving zrthur who want to eat him, Monkey rescues him, something goes wrong and Sanzang mon,ey recaptured, Monkey uses his immense power to run away and find someone to kill or reclaim the demon.

Feb 03, Neaz rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Kenneth Williams’ performance of the book adds to the pleasure. It was the ending for me that I really wanted to read as the TV series was cut short and I never found out what happened.

Friar Sand is mostly there to watch Sanzang while Pig and Monkey flail around and move the plot forward.

Monkey: The Journey to the West

I read the story and really enjoyed it. Performed by one of the most talented great oratory performers Kenneth Williamswho just brings all the characters to life in only the way he could Highly recommended 6 of 7 people found this review helpful.

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Monkey – Great Sage and Equal of Heaven. If anyone needed proof that beauty is a societal construct, I say to walsy, sup. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Sanzang is super attractive. Retrieved from ” https: Kenneth Williams is brilliant he brings the characters to life and provides wonderful spots of humour.

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The most popular, though much-abridged version in translation anyway?

It was definitely a first for me for classics. I didn’t really like the other characters, but Monkey is the best character in this book.

The young monk Tripitaka Who has his own story volunteers to undertake the pilgrimage. Introduction by Hu Shih i.

Contents Introduction by Hu Shih i. Dec 04, Yigal Zur rated it really liked it. I wasn’t a very good student explained further in my Woman in the Dunes reviewand pretty much didn’t read it, though I think I at least started it. Preview — Monkey by Wu Cheng’en.

For Gabriel and his beautiful wife, Chiara, it was supposed to be the start of a pleasant weekend in London – a visit to an art gallery in St. Then I began The Journey to the West about the famous Monkey King, Sun Wukong, who is a mischievous trouble-maker until he is trapped under a mountain for years, converts to Buddhism, then begins a quest to protect Xuanzang on his way to obtain scriptures from India arthud an atonement for his past sins.

The charmingly formal well that people address one another even the taunts before battles are formalized in a very unique way. Feb 02, Jim Peterson rated it it was amazing Shelves: