Re: [Sun_Tzu] Re: Trans/Vers of Sun Tzu - JHHuang
- Douglas Henderson wrote:
> I had problems with Huang much as I did with Red Pine's translation of.....> Since I am working with the original, I try to avoid studying the
> the Tao Te Ching (Daodejing). The faulty scholarship in his
> introduction made me not read further. The problem is one of time, is
> this text worthwhile?
translations too closely. Kinda like peeking at the answers while you
are working on the equation.
I don't remember being impressed with Huang's translation or his
columnar outline format. But his footnotes are invaluable. You can
have the front of the book , but save me the back!
In a way, I feel the same about Sawyer. It's his supporting material
that is most valuable to me. What small portions of his translation I
have crosschecked after finishing an essay did not particularly impress
Btw, Checked out sonshi.com for the chapter I just finished studying
(essay 4); and like it. It flows well and gets [my] ideas across.