The Art of War: The Essential Translation of the Classic Book of Life (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)
The Essential Translation of the Classic Book of Life (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Penguin Books, 9780140439199, 384pp.
Publication Date: August 26, 2003
For more than two thousand years, Sun-tzu's The Art of War has provided leaders with essential advice on battlefield tactics and management strategies. An elemental part of Chinese culture, it has also become a touchstone for the Western struggle for survival and success, whether in battle, in business, or in relationships. Now, in this crisp, accessible translation, eminent scholar John Minford brings this seminal work to life for today's readers. Capturing the literary quality of the work, Minford presents the core text in two formats: first, the unadorned ancient words of wisdom ascribed to Sun-tzu; then, the same text with extensive running commentary from the canon of traditional Chinese commentators. A lively, learned introduction and other valuable apparatus round out this authoritative volume.
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Praise For The Art of War: The Essential Translation of the Classic Book of Life (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)…
"The strategic advice that [The Art of War] offers concerns much more than the conduct of war. It is an ancient book of proverbial wisdom, a book of life." (John Minford, from the Introduction)