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Ling Mengchu (translated and edited by John Scott)

The Lecherous Academician & other tales by Master Ling Mengchu


Andre Deutsch/Rapp+Whiting 1973 176Sider. Publishers cloth in dust jacket Very nice copy 'This complete and unexpurgated rendering of some of the tales of Ling Mengchu is the first into any European language (with the exception of one of the stories). To achieve it, John Scott of Edinburgh University had to restore cuts made in previous Chinese editions. Now English readers can savour the boisterous bawdy and earthy wit of an early seventeenth-century Chinese writer, an acknowledged major literary figure. They will enjoy stories strongly reminiscent not only of the great Renaissance love classics, but also of Robin Hood and the whole tradition of swashbuckling adventure. The stories are remarkably explicit on the subject of sexual technique, including Taoist instructions to lovers and the use of aphrodisiacs. But they are also stories of crime and intrigue, court hearings and great personal daring.'

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