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The Painted Wall

(2003)
And Other Strange Tales
A collection of stories by

 
 
At about the time the Grimm Brothers were gathering their famous collection of folk stories and fairy tales in Europe, in China a similar collection of almost five hundred stories had just been compiled by the scholar Pu Sing-ling. Drawing on oral and written sources, he called his collection of the strange and wondrous Strange Tales from a Studio of Leisure.

The fruits of his life's work become immensely popular with storytellers who performed the stories in teahouses, where rapt audiences would sit for half a day drinking tea and listening to tales of ghosts, fox fairies, and other wonders.

Almost unknown in the West, the stories are given new life in this important work by the masterful Michael Bedard.

    

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Hardback Editions

October 2003 : Canada Hardback
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Title: The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales
Author(s): Michael Bedard
ISBN: 0-88776-652-8 / 978-0-88776-652-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Tundra Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : Canada Paperback

Title: The Painted Wall and Other Strange Tales
Author(s): Michael Bedard
ISBN: 0-88776-701-X / 978-0-88776-701-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Tundra Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA