The Tiger Killers: Part Two of the Marshes of Mount Liang
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The Tiger Killers: Part Two of the Marshes of Mount Liang (The Marshes of Mount Liang)

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"The Tiger Killers" is the second volume of a new translation of the Chinese classical novel generally known as "The Water Margin." Like the first volume, "The Broken Seals," it follows the fortunes of various outlaw heroes as they move through a world of treacherous officials, jealous toadies, bullying jailers, hired assassins, foolhardy generals and cannibalistic innkeep...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published August 15th 1997 by Chinese University Press (first published July 25th 1997)
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So different from "The Broken Seals" - am I wrong? The characters in this one were far more blood-and-gory, more criminal, less charming, much less funny. The bit where Wu Song avenges his brother's murder? A bit much for me - and that was only the beginning of the stuff (even including cannibalism). Instead of wrongly-accused or pushed-into-a-corner protagonists, the ones in this book seem bad to begin with. Not to mention the superabundance of names and nicknames - couldn't tell people apart a...more
Mord und Bestechung

Der chinesische Literat Lin Yutang schrieb über die in diesem Band versammelten Kapitel, dass sie die besten des ganzen Werks sind - und dem kann ich mich nur anschließen. Gerade die Wu-Song-Episode ist wohl der bekannteste, beliebteste und unterhaltsamste Teil des Shuihuzhuan.

Darüberhinaus ist der Rachefeldzug dieses Helden, der geplant und kaltblütig den ganzen Haushalt dessen auslöscht, der Wu Songs Bruder auf dem Gewissen hat, nur ein Beispiel, wie die Helden dieses Romans...more
A strong 3. Much of this installment is dedicated to the adventures of Song Jiang, whom I believe is one of the more important characters in The Water Margin, or so the Suikopedia tells me.

It's best summed up as "Series of tough guys get drunk and beat up people in the name of justice." (Ironically, Song Jiang doesn't fall under this category.) There's a much more macho element to this installment than the last, which is less interesting for me, but the brisk pace continues, with one more annoy...more
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Shi Nai'an (Chinese: 施耐庵; pinyin: Shī Nài'ān, ca. 1296–1372), was a Chinese writer from Suzhou. He was attributed as the first compiler of the Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature.

Not much biographical information is known about him. Traditionally it was believed that he was a teacher of Luo Guanzhong, who was attributed as a main compiler of Romance of Three...more
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Outlaws of the Marsh (Vol. 1-4) Au bord de l'eau (#1) The Outlaws of the Marsh, V1 The Broken Seals: Part One of the Marshes of Mount Liang Tepi Air (Shuihu Zhuan) Kisah 108 Pendekar

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