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Ideal and actual in the story of the stone

Ideal and actual in the story of the stone

Author: Dore Jesse Levy
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Levy explores the classic Chinese novel The Story of the Stone(also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber), illuminating the work by interpreting its four major themes: the inversion of traditional  Read more...

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Named Person: Xueqin Cao; Hsueh-ch'in Ts'ao; Xueqin Cao; Xueqin Cao; Xueqin Cao
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dore Jesse Levy
ISBN: 0231114060 9780231114066 0231114079 9780231114073
OCLC Number: 39905676
Description: xi, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ideal and Actual, Real and Not-Real --
"Family Togetherness": Patterns of Authority and the Subversion of Family Structure --
Preexisting Conditions: Retributory Illness and the Limits of Medicine --
A World Arart: Poetry and Society in the Garden of Total Vision --
The Chiming of the Void: Poetry as a Vehicle to Enlightenment.
Responsibility: Dore J. Levy.
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Though intended as an introduction for first-time readers of the masterpiece, Levy's book also offers some insights of use to specialists. A readable contribution to English studies of Honglou meng. Read more...

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