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The Tale Of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu 1955 Paperback

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Title: The Tale of Genji
Series: 源氏物語
Condition: Used
Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Topic(s): Romance, Classics
Format: Paperback

Year: 1954

Details: Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu’s *The Tale of Genji* was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world’s first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time.
The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man—accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel’s many plots, romance. *The Tale of Genji* and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celebrated translation by Arthur Waley gives Western readers a very genuine feel for the tone of this beloved classic.
This edition contains the complete Waley translation of all six books of *The Tale of Genji* and also contains a new foreword by Dennis Washburn with key insights into both the book and the importance of this translation for modern readers.

Extra Author Details: Waleyˏ Arthur [Associated Name; Translator], Seidenstickerˏ Edward : 1921-2007 [Associated Name; Translator; Editor; Other; Author Of Introduction], Tylerˏ Royall [Translator; Illustrator], Washburnˏ Dennis C 1954- [Translator], Suematsuˏ Kenchō : 1855-1920 [Translator]
Fast Tags: Japan, Manners and customs, Princes, Aristocracy (Social class), Japanese fiction, Man-woman relationships, Courts and courtiers, Japanese literature
ISBN: 9780385092753
DDC: 895.631
LCC: PL788.4.G4
OCLC_OWI: 4739789617

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Weight1 lbs
Dimensions18 × 14 × 3 in
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ISBN

9780385092753

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LCC

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Yes

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Publication date

Topic

Aristocracy (Social class)

Condition

Used – Good

Book Title

The Tale Of Genji

Book Series

Era

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Narrative Type

Nonfiction

AgeGroup

Adults

Gender

unisex

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ConditionGood