The Art of War: A New Translation by Michael Nylan

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Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
4.8 X 7.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.48 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781324004899

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About the Author

THOMAS CLEARY holds a PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University and a JD from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. He is the translator of over fifty volumes of Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian, and Islamic texts from Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, Pali, and Arabic.

Reviews

Michael Nylan's translation is marvelous. The pithiness of certain parts of the text, its aphoristic quality, presents an exceptionally difficult challenge. Because Nylan has a deep understanding of the social and cultural milieu that produced Sun Tzu's treatise, she has created an English-language version that is accessible while retaining the literary beauty of the original. Her introduction and supporting materials are very helpful to the reader, and I would expect that this version will become the standard one in the field.--Dennis Washburn, translator of The Tale of Genji
Each sentence is a struck match...[Nylan's] translation is insightful and alert.--Dwight Garner