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Author Sendker, Jan-Philipp, author
Title Geheimnis des alten Mönches. English
The long path to wisdom [ebook] : tales from Burma / Jan-Philipp Sendker ; with Lorie Karnath and Jonathan Sendker ; translated from the German by Lisa Liesener and Kevin Wilarty
Published New York, NY : Other Press LLC, [2018]
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Note "Originally published in German as Das Geheimnis des alten Mönches : Märchen und Fabeln aus Burma in 2017 by Karl Blessing Verlag, Munich"--Title page verso
Summary "From the author of the internationally bestselling The Art of Hearing Heartbeats series, comes this charming collection of folktales that offers a window into Burma's fascinating history and culture. Since 1995 Jan-Philipp Sendker has visited Myanmar (Burma) dozens of times, and while doing research for his novels The Art of Hearing Heartbeats and A Well-Tempered Heart, he encountered numerous folktales and fables. These moving stories speak to the rich mythology of the diverse peoples of Burma, the spirituality of humankind, and the profound social impact of Buddhist thought. Some are so strange he couldn't classify them or identify a familiar moral, while others reminded him of the fairy tales of his childhood, except that here monkeys, tigers, elephants, and crocodiles inhabited the fantastic lands instead of hedgehogs, donkeys, or geese. Their morals resemble those of the Brothers Grimm or Hans Christian Andersen, illustrating how all cultures draw on a universal wisdom to create their myths. The Long Path to Wisdom's evocative stories run the gamut of human emotions, from the familiar to the shocking, and are sure to delight fans of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats as well as those newly discovering the magic of Sendker's incandescent writing"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Folk literature, Burmese
Fairy tales -- Burma
Fairy tales.
Folk literature, Burmese.
Electronic books
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Alt Author Karnath, Lorie, author
Sendker, Jonathan, 1997- author
Liesener, Lisa, translator
Wilarty, Kevin, translator
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 1590519655

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