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Even a Stone Buddha Can Talk: The Wit and Wisdom of Japanese Proverbs

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The sequel to Even Monkeys Full from Trees offers another 100 new translations of insightful Japanese proverbs. Both instructional and fun, this collection is a perfect taste of Eastern philosophy for the Western palate.
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 15th 2000 by Tuttle Publishing
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Nancy
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It’s a lot of fun to read these sayings and try to figure out just what they might mean to a Japanese person. The illustrations did not, to me, help much, but I imagine they might for some. The author provides both a literal translation of each proverb and, at the back of the book, an English saying that means approximately the same thing. In some cases, I couldn’t help but feel that some of the suggested English twins were pretty far off course. That’s okay, though, since the real pleasure of t ...more
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