The Wallet of Kai Lung

By: Bramah, Ernest

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"The Wallet of Kai Lung was a thing made deliberately, in hard material and completely successful. It was meant to produce a particular effect of humour by the use of a foreign convention, the Chinese convention, in the English tongue. It was meant to produce a certain effect of philosophy and at the same time it was meant to produce a certain completed interest of fiction, of relation, of a short epic. It did all these things. . . . It is one of the tests of excellent work that such work is economic, that is, that there is nothing redundant in order or in vocabulary, and at the same time nothing elliptic--in the full sense of that word: that is, no sentence in which so much is omitted that the reader is left puzzled. That is the quality you get in really good statuary--in Houdon, for instance, or in that triumph the archaic Archer in the Louvre. The Wallet of Kai Lung satisfied all these conditions." --Hilaire Belloc

Title: The Wallet of Kai Lung

Author Name: Bramah, Ernest

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Wildside Press:

ISBN Number: 0809530872

ISBN Number 13: 9780809530878

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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