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Journey to the West, Volume 4 (The Journey to the West #4)

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The Journey to the West, volume 4, comprises the last twenty-five chapters of Anthony C. Yu's four-volume translation of Hsi-yu Chi, one of the most beloved classics of Chinese literature. The fantastic tale recounts the sixteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Hsüan-tsang (596-664), one of China's most illustrious religious heroes, who journeyed to India with four animal disci...more
Paperback, 479 pages
Published May 15th 1984 by University Of Chicago Press
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Robert Sheppard

"The Journey to the West" (西遊記, Xi You Ji) is perhaps the most beloved book in China. It is once a great action, travel and adventure story, a mythic and phantasmagorical Odyssey and Quest, an epic of Buddhist pilgrimage and devotion, a comic classic, a tale of brother...more
Reza Peigahi
Oct 31, 2007 Reza Peigahi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Monkey-philes
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You'd think after the 500th time Monkey was persecuted by the Monk, framed by Piggy, and eventually defeats the demon disguised as who knows what the series would get old.

Well, it does to some extent. It's a wonderful book, great narrative and humor, but all the demons/trials/tribulations blend into one huge monkey-mélange. This is at least the book with closure, which is a good thing after 100 chapters, but the obsessive-compulsive person in me must read all the chapters and when the white-lotu...more
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I don't know why it took me so long to read The Journey to the West. I started the first volume a number of times but was never able to stick with it. This time, after getting over the initial hump presented by the first few chapters I was hooked. I now understand why Sun Wu-K'ung is such a popular figure.
i own this book but the author lised here is wrong. The author is Anthony C. Yu. its either that or you are using the wrong cover as this is the cover for Anthony C. Yu's book. Same goes for volumes 2-4. The best translation until he released his revised works.
Ryan Ismert
The final volume of the 4-volume set. I love this shit - a 14 year journey, a magic monkey, a fight with monsters every chapter... Frodo, you were a wuss.
One of the best and most engrossing series I've ever read. Imaginative and fantastic.
Junius Fulcher
Jul 04, 2008 Junius Fulcher rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
See review of vol. 1
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YAY! Vol 4!!!
Jan 23, 2011 G rated it 5 of 5 stars
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