Jan 17 2013

Lin Yutang 林語堂

Published by at 10:51 pm under View from Bottom

IMG_4786Timing is everything. I borrowed two of his books from a friend, a month ago:

Moment in Peking 京华烟云 (1939; The John Day Book Company)
The Red Peony (1961; World Publishing Company)

For some reason, I couldn’t get into it till today. I almost finished it in one sitting. I don’t know how many version of Chinese translations are out there, and if this one by Zhang Zhenyu is the best – I hope there are better translations.

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  1. John Barretton 23 Jan 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Hey kiddo,

    Lin Yutang was one of my first, if not very first introductions to Chinese culture. A number of his works are available from the Internet Archive (http://archive.org/search.php?query=Lin%20Yutang%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts) and the Open Library (openlibrary.org)

    I blew through NYC this past weekend, stopped off for a concert at BAM and had I not been with my nephew and his girlfriend, would have said let’s get together for some food.

    I’ll notify you next time I come in for a stay (probably March) of any length.

    In the meantime, don’t behave!
    J

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