A Tower for the Summer Heat


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Li Yu, considered a master of comedy in Chinese literature, was a novelist, playwright, and essayist in the 17th century. In this collection, Patrick Hanan translates six of the twelve stories in the Sh'ier lou collection, which is the most famous individual collection of vernacular stories from pre-modern China. "One of the funniest books ever written".--THE NEW YORKER.

Tower for the Summer Heat 2018, Columbia University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780231113847


Tower for the Summer Heat 1998, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231113854

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A Tower for the Summer Heat 1992, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345378538

Trade paperback