9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
one of the best available english translations,
By A Customer
This review is from: Chuang Tzu: Basic Writings (Paperback)
The language is direct, giving some hint of the concision and grace of classical Chinese, but also retains some of the subtle humor of this profoundly subversive philosopher. Burton Watson tried to create a translation that serves both scholarly and a poetic purposes, and to a large extent his elegant work succeeeds better than any other English translation to date.