Friday, June 17, 2005


I read 史記 last night. It is really a very good book. The section I read was 剌客列傳, which composes five stories. The use of words is minimal but the detail is not sacrified. The description of the people in the stories is vivid. I also find that a good guidebook is necessary for the full appreciation of the book. The one I am using now is 史記評賞 by 賴漢屏, which provides the story background and the people relationship.

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