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Waley, Arthur

Works: 777 works in 3,013 publications in 7 languages and 47,219 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Parables  Quotations  History  Novels  Poetry  Biographical fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler, Creator, win, Contributor, Collector, Lyricist, Honoree, Annotator, pre, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PL2478, 181.1
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The tale of Genji : a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

155 editions published between 1925 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 4,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic
Three ways of thought in ancient China by Arthur Waley( Book )

95 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley, whose books and translations have done so much to bring the literature and thought of China and Japan to English readers, has created a charming book by weaving together the words of the Chinese philosophers themselves with background history and explanatory comment
The Opium War through Chinese eyes by Arthur Waley( Book )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and held by 2,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of Commissioner Lin at Canton, a leading figure on the Chinese side, is the main source, but other diaries covering the last 6 months of the war are also drawn upon
The wisdom of Confucius by Confucius( Book )

128 editions published between 1938 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourses of the Chinese sage with his disciples, with biographical introduction
The way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thought by Arthur Waley( Book )

112 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Waley s brilliant and definitive translation of one of the foremost of all mystical books, Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching, has become a modern classic in its own right. Unlike previous translations, it is founded not on the medieval commentaries but on a close study of all the early Chinese literature, and it provides a singular example of authoritative scholarship skillfully blended with brilliant, precise writing. In his introduction, Dr. Waley gives an extensive scholarly account of Chinese thought down to the end of the third century B.C. Here, the author presents a full picture of Chinese prehistory, early philosophy, and literature, showing the original, lofty conception of Taoism before the gradual corruption through the course of centuries, tracing this conflict of philosophies and its background of politics."
The nō plays of Japan by Arthur Waley( Book )

92 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes translations of twenty famous Nō plays, and summaries of many more. In addition, the author offers extracts from the last works of Seami, an actor-author of the fourteenth century
Translations from the Chinese by Arthur Waley( Book )

32 editions published between 1919 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Monkey by Cheng'en Wu( Book )

81 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably the most popular book in the history of the Far East, this classic combination of picaresque novel and folk epic mixes satire, allegory, and history into a rollicking tale. It is the story of the roguish Monkey and his encounters with major and minor spirits, gods, demigods, demons, ogres, monsters, and fairies
Yuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poet by Arthur Waley( Book )

46 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1956. Arthur Waley here presents an engrossing account of the works and life of Yuan Mei (1716-1797), the best-known poet of his time. Gaiety is the keynote of his works and the poet was a friend of the Manchu official with whom Commodore Anson had dramatic dealings at Canton in 1743. Yuan Mei gives an account (not previously translated) of Anson's interview with the Manchu authorities. The book contains many translations of Yuan Mei's verse and prose
The book of songs by Shih ching( Book )

58 editions published between 1927 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph R. Allen's new edition of The Book of Songs restores Arthur Waley's definitive English translations to the original order and structure of the two-thousand-year-old Chinese text. One of the five Confucian classics, The Book of Songs is the oldest collection of poetry in world literature and the finest treasure of traditional songs that antiquity has left us." "Arthur Waley's translations, now supplemented by fifteen new translations by Allen, are superb; the songs speak to us across millennia with remarkable directness and power. Where the other Confucian classics treat "outward things, deeds, moral precepts, the way the world works," Stephen Owen tells us in his foreword, The Book of Songs is "the Classic of the human heart and the human mind.""--Jacket
The real Tripitaka : and other pieces by Arthur Waley( )

30 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballads and stories from Tun-huang : [an anthology] by Arthur Waley( )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1960.Over a century ago the Chinese discovered in a sealed-up cave in the west of China a collection of manuscripts dating from the fifth century to the end of the tenth. These included many specimens of popular literature of a kind that was not previously known to exist. Although the find was made long ago, only two or three of these pieces had been translated before. Arthur Waley here translates, whole or as extracts, twenty-six pieces, making an invaluable addition to world literature
Chinese poems : selected from 170 Chinese poems, More translations from the Chinese, the temple and the book of songs by Arthur Waley( Book )

76 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A hundred and seventy Chinese poems by Arthur Waley( Book )

55 editions published between 1918 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of Chinese painting by Arthur Waley( Book )

45 editions published between 1923 and 1974 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetry and career of Li Po, 701-762 A.D. by Arthur Waley( Book )

25 editions published between 1950 and 1979 in English and Spanish and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japanese poetry : the 'uta' by Arthur Waley( Book )

58 editions published between 1919 and 1976 in English and Japanese and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Po Chü-i, 772-846 A.D by Arthur Waley( Book )

37 editions published between 1941 and 2007 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the early Chinese poet, portraying Chinese society in T'ang times
The secret history of the Mongols : and other pieces by Arthur Waley( Book )

38 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this unforgettable book, Waley brings together a number of articles, poems and translations. Included are pieces on the poet Ts’ên Shên and the great Chinese prose writer, Han Yü, but the most compelling is ‘The Secret History of the Mongols’, with fantastic tales of epic battles; betrayal and love; tyrants and prisoners
Madly singing in the mountains : an appreciation and anthology of Arthur Waley by Arthur Waley( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Three ways of thought in ancient ChinaThe Opium War through Chinese eyesThe wisdom of ConfuciusThe way and its power; a study of the Tao tê ching and its place in Chinese thoughtThe nō plays of JapanMonkeyYuan Mei, eighteenth century Chinese poetThe book of songs
Alternative Names
Arthur Waley

Arthur Waley académico británico

Arthur Waley britischer Sinologe

Arthur Waley britisk poet

Arthur Waley Brits dichter (1889-1966)

Arthur Waley brittisk poet

Arthur Waley traduttore e orientalista britannico

Āsā Weirī 1889-1966

Schloss, Arthur 1889-1966

Schloss Arthur David

Schloss, Arthur David 1889-1966

Schoss, Arthur David

Sir Arthur Waley

Waley A.

Waley, Arthur

Waley, Arthur 1889-1966

Waley, Arthur D.

Waley, Arthur D. 1889-1966

Waley, Arthur David

Waley, Arthur David 1889-1966

Waley Artur David

Waley, Sir Arthur

Waley, Sir Arthur David

Weili 1889-1966

Weili, Ase

Weirī, A., 1889-1966

Yase. Weili 1889-1966

Уэйли, Артур

ארתור ויילי

ארתור ויילי סופר בריטי

آرتور والی

آرتور والی شاعر بریتانیایی


アーサー・ウェイリー 1889-1966

ウェイリー, A., 1889-1966

ウェイリー, アーサー


ウェーリー, アーサー


亚瑟. 魏利 1889-1966


亞瑟偉利 1889-1966

魏利 1889-1966

韦利 1889-1966

English (1,246)

Chinese (26)

Japanese (19)

German (10)

French (1)

Polish (1)

Spanish (1)