The Tale of Genji
The first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political fortunes, offer an equisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan. Royal Tyler's superb new translation is scrupulously true to the Japanese original but appeals immeadiately to the modern reader. This edition also includes notes, glossaries, character lists and a chronology to enable the reader to appreciate the richness of this classic of world literature.
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Beautiful book, gave as gift, not sure if this is the best translation because I was looking for the Arthur Waylan version, but I am satisfied. I also gave the book of paintings depicting scenes from The Tale of Genji to go along with it (breathtakingly beautiful pictures!). Read full review
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The Tale of Genji aka Genji Monogatari is one of the most revered works of literature in Japan, and its female author wrote this originally almost 1000 years ago in the 11th century! It is a tale of ... Read full review
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