Wu Chng-n, Arthur Waley – translator – Monkey


Considered one of China’s great classical novels, Wu Ch’ng-n’s Journey to the West was translated by Arthur Waley in abridged form as Monkey in 1942 and has delighted English readers ever since. It is a riveting adventure story about a priest’s quest to obtain holy Buddhist scriptures for the Tang emperor; joining him on this rollicking journey: Sandy, Pigsy, and the mischievous monkey king, Sun Wukong, whose flying cloud and magic cudgel are never far from his infamous deeds. Waley’s accessible rendition of Wu Ch’ng-n’s novel has become a classic in its own right: Gods, demons, and disobedient monkey spirits all come alive in this entertaining work.
Author: Wu Chng-n, Arthur Waley – translator
Narrator: Kenneth Williams
Duration: 13 hours 39 minutes
Released: 15 Feb 2010
Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
Language: English

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