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