The nine cloud dream / Kim Man-jung ; translated with an introduction and notes by Heinz Insu Fenkl.

Author
Kim, Man-jung, 1637-1692 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2019]
  • ©2019
Description
xxx, 255 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

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Writer of introduction
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Series
Penguin classics [More in this series]
Summary note
Written in seventeenth-century Korea, this classic novel's wondrous story begins when a young monk living on a sacred Lotus Peak in China succumbs to the temptation of eight fairy maidens. For doubting his mother's Buddhist teachings, the monk is forced to endure a strange punishment: reincarnation as the most ideal of men. On his journey through this new life full of material, martial, and sensual accomplishments beyond his wildest dreams, each success brings him closer and closer to finally comprehending the fundamental truths of the Buddhist's teachings. Like Hesse's Siddhartha, The Nine Cloud Dream is an unforgettable tale exploring the meaning of a good life and the virtue of living simply with mindfulness.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
  • Introduction / by Heinz Insu Fenkl
  • Suggestions for further reading
  • A note on the translation
  • Acknowledgments
  • The nine cloud dream
  • Part I. The reincarnation of Hsing-chen
  • The young scholar
  • Meeting Ch'an-yüeh at Lo-yang
  • A mysterious priestess
  • Tryst with a fairy and a ghost
  • The boy at the roadside
  • The imperial son-in-law
  • Strategy and tactics
  • Part II. Among the dragon folk
  • Strange dreams
  • The taking of Ch'iung-pei
  • Shao-yu's regret
  • Two princesses, two wives
  • The contest of beauties
  • The wine punishment
  • Returning to the source
  • Appendix A. Names of the eight women
  • Appendix B. Reading Kuunmong in Chinese and Korean.
Other title(s)
9 cloud dream
ISBN
  • 9780143131274 ((paperback))
  • 0143131273 ((paperback))
LCCN
2018036733
OCLC
1057730666
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