The Importance of Living is a wry, witty antidote to the dizzying pace of the modern world. Lin Yutang's prescription is the classic Chinese philosophy of life: Revere inaction as much as action, invoke humor to maintain a healthy attitude, and never forget that there will always be plenty of fools around who are willing-indeed, eager-to be busy, to make themselves useful, and to exercise power while you bask in the simple joy of existence.At a time when we're overwhelmed with wake-up calls, here is a refreshing, playful reminder to savor life's simple pleasures.
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LIN YUTANG was born in 1895 to a mission family and became one of the best-known Chinese scholars and writers.From Library Journal:
Published in 1937, this was one of the original "don't worry, be happy" books. The Chinese philosopher here expounds on the mindset people need to develop in order to have a more successful and peaceful life.
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Descripción Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1938. hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP67579813
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd, 1938. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fair. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. No Dustjacket. Reprinted 1939. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI2397183
Descripción Heinemann, 1938. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: good. 0434427020 "This is the only book I know which distills the very essence of Chinese philoposhy and relates it to the needs of the modern world. Epigrams and flashes of wisdom on every page". 1941, slight tanning. Nº de ref. de la librería 006015
Descripción William Heinemann Ltd, 1938. Estado de conservación: Good. 1938. 471 pages. Orange cloth boards with red lettering and an orange dust jacket with white lettering. Pages are neat and mostly clean with moderate foxing and tanning especially to text block edges and end papers. Binding is firm and boards are straight with mild bumping to corners and wear to edges. Light grubbiness to front and rear. Moderate to heavy chipping, tearing and tanning to the dust jacket spine and its extremities. Unclipped. Nº de ref. de la librería 1493810720CLK
Descripción William Heinemann, 1976. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1976. No Inscriptions. Very Good binding in very good dust jacket with few minor chips & a touch tanned. "Distills the very essence of Chinese Philosophy and Relates it to the needs of the modern world". Protected by clear archival sleeve. 444 pages. 22x15 *** Heinemann 0.0. Nº de ref. de la librería B3405
Descripción Reynal and Hitchcock. Estado de conservación: collectable very good. the hinge in the front of the book is getting loose the book is clean and unmarked 1938 editionthe book cover is like dust cover clean and corners are sharp. Nº de ref. de la librería 22006
Descripción Reynal & Hitchcock. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2782185603