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  • Four Huts
  • Illustrated by Stephen Addiss
    Translated by Burton Watson
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781570629464
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Four Huts

Asian Writings on the Simple Life

Illustrated by Stephen AddissAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Addiss
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The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia—that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author's underlying sense of the world and what is to be valued in it. Four Huts presents original translations by Burton Watson—one of the most respected translators of Chinese and Japanese literature. The qualities that emerge from these writings are an awareness of impermanence, love of nature, fondness for poetry and music, and an appreciation of the quiet life. Four Huts features eleven brush paintings by artist Stephen Addiss.
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"This beautifully rendered, expertly designed, small pocket volume is a compact little world in itself, just waiting to be opened."— The Japan Times

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