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Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street epub

by David Payne


Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street epub

ISBN: 0345410386

ISBN13: 978-0345410382

Author: David Payne

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Language: English

Publisher: Ballantine Books (September 29, 1996)

ePUB book: 1957 kb

FB2 book: 1133 kb

Rating: 4.6

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I've finished reading David Payne's Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street and was telling the boss about the most . Payne paints Wall Street with the Dickensian brush it deserves.

I've finished reading David Payne's Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street and was telling the boss about the most wonderful aspect of this read being the absolute emotional tug of war (speaking of Ying & Yang) readers will experience as they follow the adventures of erican, Sun I (pronounced Sun-Yee) as he confronts life outside the Taoist. This guy's monologues are Roth-like.

David Payne is my favourite author so I hung in there with it. Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street was his first novel – an ambitious work that won a major literary award and established his reputation as a preeminent novelist.

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David Payne lives in North Carolina, and is the author of four previous novels: Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, which won the prestigious Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award; Early from the Dance; Ruin Creek; and Gravesend Light

David Payne lives in North Carolina, and is the author of four previous novels: Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, which won the prestigious Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award; Early from the Dance; Ruin Creek; and Gravesend Light. He can be reached at daviddpaynebooks.

Home Payne, David Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street: a Chinese . Bibliographic Details  .

Home Payne, David Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street: a Chinese American. Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street: a Chinese American Romance. Bibliographic Details Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, New York, NY, . Publication Date: 1984. It is a book to be read twice, first to be gulped down in great chunks during sleepless nights; later to be sipped slowly, savoring details, like a well-brewed cup of te. - The Washington Post.

David Payne is an American novelist. His first novel won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship  . Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street. His first novel won the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship YouTube Encyclopedic.

Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street will remind readers of other atypical picaresque novels - the kind that are most familiar tday - such as Candide and Don Quixote. Like these books, it is the story of an innocent venturing out into a strange world and being exposed to corruption

Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street will remind readers of other atypical picaresque novels - the kind that are most familiar tday - such as Candide and Don Quixote. Like these books, it is the story of an innocent venturing out into a strange world and being exposed to corruption. Unlike the others, it is imbued with an Eastern philosophy that sees corruption not only as the end of one process but the beginning of another. For a brief period, around the center of the narrative, it embodies a curious, enlightening and disturbing view of America from the perspective of another culture.

David Payne is the author of three previous novels: Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street, which won the prestigious Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award; Early from the Dance; and Ruin Creek. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and now lives in Wells, Vermont.

From the tranquility of an Oriental monastery to the tumult of the New York Stock Exchange, the hero of this amazing novel embarks on a quest for a father, a fortune, and the ultimate essence of the universe. The illegitimate son of a Chinese woman and an American officer, he was reared as an orphan by Taoist monks. When he learns that his father may be a wealthy Wall Street entrepreneur, he feels compelled to go to New York. His efforts to reconcile his two lives -- to find the Tao in the Dow -- make a story rich in character, wit, and insight
Pure literature. The author is an artist with words. I have read and re-read this book several times. Each time I find new insights in the story and its characters.
Fascinating, informative and mysterious.
A great read!
The best , his word and phrasing as he writes flow with magic.
Long drawn out philosophy descriptions
I have had a hard time finishing the book. The length of the book is to long. The writer goes into great detail in describing every scene. This makes a for a boring read.
A strange story with a unique twist.
The Yin and Yang of it all ... I've finished reading David Payne's Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street and was telling the boss about the most wonderful aspect of this read being the absolute emotional tug of war (speaking of Ying & Yang) readers will experience as they follow the adventures of half-Chinese/half-American, Sun I (pronounced Sun-Yee) as he confronts life outside the Taoist priesthood (he'd been dedicated to) to pursue an ultimate enlightenment (through his American father's world) on Wall Street (the Tao within the Dow and vice versa). Confessions is a lesson in philosophy and vocabulary amidst so much more. While the author can write spot-on dialogue of any kind (including Brooklynese), his vocabulary (for this reader) requires a dictionary be handy. I was jotting down words (to look up later) like a dervish.

Confessions starts in China and ends up in lower Manhattan. We root for this guy at every turn, even when we see him turning from mellow to monster ... he's befriended by another Chinese-American already living here. Wo is one of life's poor slobs who (like so many of us) works hard while constantly falling behind ... he owns his own restaurant in Chinatown and has two daughters (one gorgeous, the other pretty; the former somewhat icily pragmatic, the other mellow and forgiving). We want Sun I to fall for the latter, of course (Yin-Mi), but he falls for the former (Li). And just when we think we can safely dislike Li, that old Yin and Yang acts up again and we find ourselves rooting for her (to escape). Hey, no spoilers here ... go read the thing. It's a terrific book by one of my favorite American authors. The characters are as rich as any I've ever read. Payne paints Wall Street with the Dickensian brush it deserves. My favorite character throughout this wonderful read was a Jewish seat holder named Kahn. This guy's monologues are Roth-like. He's hilarious and profound. Author Payne is from the south, but you'll never guess it. The bonus (to all great reads, I feel) is the education you get: Confessions offers Chinese philosophy, Greek mythology, all forms of literature and poetry, Yiddish, business (to include stock market parlance) and a genuine touch of New York (and China). This guy (David Payne) is one of the best around, amici ... so go READ him.