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  • 紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng
  • Xueqin Cao
  • German
  • 25 August 2020
  • 9783458334729

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紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng Free read Ô 102 Read & download 紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng Deten Verfall eines edlen großen Geschlechts das schließlich dank der sittlichen und. The copy I read was a downloadable Kindle version I could not figure out the translator The total location number was 36403 If I use a recommended page euivalent converter number of 1669 the page number comes to a little over 2100 which is close to the printed full version page numberAt first I couldn t understand how this book became one of the four pinnacles of classical Chinese literature The other three are The Romance of the Three Kingdoms Journey to the West and Outlaws of the Marsh all may have various different titles depending on the translation It starts out like a rather dull uneventful linear diary spiced with an occasional mystical dream of the main prot g Bayou an early teenage boy growing into young adulthood during the story The details of his days and the days of a host of other main characters mostly his relatives are given in obsessive almost painful detailsBut dear Reader don t be fooled by this slow start Perhaps the following statement will demonstrate how the book grew on me completing the first 20 % of the book took me time than the rest of the 80% The reason I hung on during these critical early pages was a fascinating look into a long gone culture a culture that until this day has been reflected in the life and mentality of nearly a third of the World s population East and South East Asia to be exact If one has my kind of enthrallment with various cultures the boring details throughout the book actually provide an exuisite opportunity to observe and learn In sharp contrast to the first part around 50% into the reading the story accelerated and I had hard time putting down my Kindle From here on the life events of a few dozen main characters and countless minor participants became compelling The story branched out into several exciting subplots only to be masterfully reunited in the final chaptersThe Jia is an old noble family in the middle period of the ing Dynasty China One of their greatest social achievements came when the Emperor chose their oldest daughter as a favorite concubine When the family learned that their daughter had gotten permission from the Court to visit her parents for her welcome they built a magnificent garden with several living uarters The rest of the story took place mostly in this garden and the surrounding two mansions belonging to two branches of the Jias The main storyline focuses on the slow decline of this huge influential family However there is an eually important second storyline running parallel with the first one as an organic component of it Bayou s somewhat mystical spiritual awakening Most characters have multidimensional flesh and blood personalities without a hint of dogmatic profiling The good bad and the ambiguous features are distributed among them with good sense letting their vivid individualities shine throughPoetry is an important part of the characters lives The book presents a good number of poems written by a few gifted family members Although intellectually these poems gave me very little to hang on to their moods nonetheless helped me understand the state of mind of those who wrote the poems and even the times they lived in Not unlike James Joyce s with his stream of consciousness the author gives the reader free access to the most inner thoughts of several major characters most notably to Bayou s This extra dimension of their personalities makes these characters even intimate and accessible to the readerOne thing I especially enjoyed in the book was learning about the multiple elements of the ing Dynasty China interwoven in the story the arranged marriages concubines the dowager cult incidentally this latter largely contributed to the fall of China during Emperor Dowager Cixi s regency the bizarre look at suicide as an accepted and in fact freuently expected solution to life s problems Chinese Medicine with its reliance on pulse evaluation the system of feudalistic servants whose status was not much different from slaves but who could become highly valued members of the families in the book represented by Xiren and Pinger the influence of Buddhism Taoism and Confucianism on every day life the role of Chinese Opera in Chinese culture the importance of jade in Chinese spirituality etcOne peculiarity that stood out for me in the book is the physical and psychological fragility of the Jia clan members Freuent crying mental derangement suicide and consumption ie tuberculosis abounded in this wealthy family I could not find any historical information regarding the incidence of mental disease and tuberculosis in 18th century China but based on the story it surely seemed high Or was this family struck by an unusual genetic burden due to intermarriage As an example Bayou who himself acted at times as a schizophrenic other times as a depressed or autistic youngsters married his first cousinIn summary this is a remarkable book for its documentation of an obscure historical time hardly accessible for most Westerners It has a rich character set the theme is timeless and the intriguing subplots make it a persuasive reading The book s length is due to exuisite details On one side these seemingly unnecessary details don t help much with the modern concept of story development yet I would submit that they have other literary values I can see that many potential readers will get discouraged to start or continue reading the book even after overcoming their reluctance due to the formidable page number To such potential readers I would recommend reading one of the abridged versions readily available in popular bookstores

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紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng Free read Ô 102 Read & download 紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng Inhalt des Traums der roten Kammer ist die Geschichte vom Glanz und vom selbstverschul. I hate this book and I m ChineseOk hate is a strong word I m repulsed by this book which I viewed as close to godliness in my childhood I hate em little balls of prudishnessSorry about this translators because I think you did a nice job on this book and I m still giving you two stars If I rated on your technicality alone I would give you a solid 3 or 4 I do like the English version in some ways better than the Chinese versions because it s so much normal for lack of a better word I felt that the prose style of the original was awkward and it somehow feels less distorted in the English version to a degree This is because Xuein used vernacular Chinese in composing his proses Vernacular is straightforward easily comprehensible brash raw characteristic and should remind me somewhat warmly of my Chinese neighboursBut Xuein changed it all He wrote in vernacular but all of his characters dialogues were so highly organized so refined so grammatically correct it simply feels artificial as if he made several rough drafts of one conversation before inserting them into the characters mouths He eleganized the beautiful spontaneous street talk of vernacular I hated that It s like somebody decided to Shakespearize Dickens English feels much normal for some reason bringing forthwith unconscious magnitude in the dialogue Then again English also concealed the brilliancy of the original proses and descriptions so there are wins and lossesNext I have a problem with the central themes which cannot be changed with translation Due to its uncertainty of themes the book can be read as a surreal poetic metaphor or a realistic piece of fiction But when you actually think about it the plot boils down to this rich noble bastards party hard Party crashes Go homeAnd it talks about this for roughly 80 chapters before we lose the original manuscript and read the flawed 40 chapters This unfinished ness added to the mysticism surrounding the book and is a major topic still in modern Redology Then this book is hailed as the height of Chinese literatureDot dot dot To be honest the plot was good It still is good The ideas and philosophies are not It stereotypes men and women to a huge degree with its kind of reversal sexism appeal I especially had a problem with the author s ranking of women in the 5th chapter even if it is meant simply as a way of introducing dramatis personae you can t ignore that Jing Huan Goddess proclaimed it herself that only the BEST women are recorded and the rest of the COMMON VULGAR women are not Who the hell does she or the author think they are For some reason some see the book as a novel of feminism while it had minimum impact on the Chinese feminist movement For another they see it as a hidden way of expressing political satire In this case take the book off the classics shelf now why should we waste time on an author who doesn t even want to sit down and write a proper story Another proclaim the book is mainly emphasizing the Buddhism idea of Kong Huan in that everything even the most beautiful eventually amounts to nothing The author does a bad job of this if that is the case because his sadness his losses and his flames are uite trivial and does not match up to the greater kindness and understanding of Buddhism As I was reading it through in the future I couldn t help but feel as if the author is writing these 80 chapters feeling narcissist ly sorry for himself There are a lot of unparalleled stories in the book though that outmatch the author s contemporaries Unfortunately not every story is of eual uality especially when you see how narrow the book s world really is It s constraining to see these young people shut up in a false paradise wasting their lives away Worst of all the author seems to take enjoyment in it too alongside his forgotten sadness He beautified aspects of life that one would feel uncomfortable with for example it s okay for young girls to throw temper tantrums because she s young beautiful but apparently it s not okay for old women to throw tantrums because they re inferior to younger virgin girls Whut He also did not really show the intensity of corruptive activities in the familiesLast of all comes the poetry The poetry is greatly emphasized in this novel but upon reading it it becomes clear that ing dynasty poems were on the decline The poems in the novel are most elegantly and skillfully composed Yet they lack creativity originality and sophistication The poems are mainly concerning either of the emptiness of human life or mourning about the again most trivial things such as flowers plants people etc The grandeur mysticism of Tang Spring and Autumn and Three Kingdoms era poets are sadly failing in the hands of ing poets and only begins to revive a little within chapter 78 in which Bao Yu composes a Song and a mournful Rhapsody which were the loveliest to read Well the author can t really make the poems great considering they come out of the hands of adolescents and the poems are the best parts of the book the main reason why I go back to read it today Overall technically speaking this book is not bad standing alone Yet it has achieved nearly national veneration in Chinese lit and I m not uite sure if it should be In terms of surreal and romantic aestheticism it does not match up to Genji Japanese but earlier than this book by 700 years If Murasaki can do it why not Xuein in terms of realism and plotting wobbles before Plum of the Golden Vase in terms of philosophy and mysticism I think loses to Journey to the West 100 Strange Stories the Carnal Prayer Mat and Tale of Scholars at the top of my head The book s surpassing virtue is its delicate poetry sense of dreaminess and scattered cryptic messages which no one will ever be able to sort Nevertheless one does admire his strength of weaving stories and feels sorry that they could not read the completed work but it is not the best

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紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng Free read Ô 102 Read & download 紅樓夢 Hónglóu Mèng Geistigen Hochleistung eines an sich entarteten Sprößlings wieder zu Aufstieg gelan. Guardian articleRead the novel here Hattip to WandafulOpening Chen Shih yin in a vision apprehends perception and spirituality Chia Y ts un in the windy and dusty world cherishes fond thoughts of a beautiful maidenThis is the opening section this the first chapter Subseuent to the visions of a dream which he had on some previous occasion experienced the writer personally relates he designedly concealed the true circumstances and borrowed the attributes of perception and spirituality to relate this story of the Record of the Stone With this purpose he made use of such designations as Chen Shih yin truth under the garb of fiction and the like What are however the events recorded in this work Who are the dramatis personaeA stone hurled by an Empress feels neglected desolate and unfit The Empress N Wo the goddess of works in fashioning blocks of stones for the repair of the heavens prepared at the Ta Huang Hills and Wu Ch i cave 36501 blocks of rough stone each twelve chang in height and twenty four chang suare Of these stones the Empress Wo only used 36500 so that one single block remained over and above without being turned to any account This was cast down the Ch ing Keng peak So how long is a chang so that we can picture this thing Answer 358 metres or 11 feet 9 inches Ta dah Yet that is only half the story this heavenly stone can expand or contract become the apex of a mountain or lay in the palm of a curious hand What fun Not like Pauline Collins talking to rock in Shirley Valentine this rock talks back Damn couldn t find that clip of her talking to rock yet did find this bit which is smashing As regards the several stanzas of doggerel verse they may too evoke such laughter as to compel the reader to blurt out the rice and to spurt out the wine Paperback Midnight novel here Hattip to WandafulOpening Chen Shih yin in a vision apprehends perception and spirituality Chia Y ts un in the windy and dusty world cherishes fond thoughts of a beautiful maidenThis is the opening section this the first chapter Subseuent to the visions of a dream which he had on some previous occasion experienced the writer personally relates he designedly concealed the true circumstances and borrowed the attributes of perception and spirituality to relate this story of the Record of the Stone With this purpose he made use of such designations as Chen Shih yin truth under the garb of fiction and the like What are however the events recorded in this work Who are the dramatis personaeA stone hurled by an Empress feels A Doctor by Day Tempted Tamed #2 neglected desolate and unfit The Empress N Wo the goddess of works in fashioning blocks of stones for the repair of the heavens prepared at the Ta Huang Hills and Wu Ch i cave 36501 blocks of rough stone each twelve chang in height and twenty four chang suare Of these stones the Empress Wo only used 36500 so that one single block remained over and above without being turned to any account This was cast down the Ch ing Keng peak So how long is a chang so that we can picture this thing Answer 358 metres or 11 feet 9 inches Ta dah Yet that is only half the story this heavenly stone can expand or contract become the apex of a mountain or lay in the palm of a curious hand What fun Not like Pauline Collins talking to rock in Shirley Valentine this rock talks back Damn couldn t find that clip of her talking to rock yet did find this bit which is smashing As regards the several stanzas of doggerel verse they may too evoke such laughter as to compel the reader to blurt out the rice and to spurt out the wine