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The tale of Genji

Author: Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Parables
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?
Tale of Genji.
New York : Viking, 2001
(OCoLC)606583086
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler
ISBN: 0670030201 9780670030200 0670030228 9780670030224 9780393353396 0393353397
OCLC Number: 45845481
Description: 2 volumes (xxix, 1174 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: v. 1. Chapters 1-33 --
v. 2. Chapters 34-54.
Other Titles: Genji monogatari.
Responsibility: Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler.
Local System Bib Number:
161314

Abstract:

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves.
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