The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

Book - 2001
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The first two volumes of Robert Skidelsky's definitive andconsummate biography of John Maynard Keynes were hailed as publishing events on both sides of the Atlantic. Already published to acclaim in Britain, this third and final volume covers Keynes's later years from 1937 to his death in 1946. During this period, Keynes's outstanding contribution to the financing of Britain's war effort, to the building of the postwar economic order, and his role in Britain's struggle to preserve its independence within the Atlantic alliance solidified the economist's lasting importance in twentieth-century history. Skidelsky lucidly explains Keynes's economic theories and masterfully evokes the complexities of his personality. The book abounds in lively anecdotes and memorable portraits, notably that of his devoted wife, Lydia Lopokova, whose eccentric but utterly logical post-Keynesian existence is charted in a delightful epilogue. Insightful and intelligent, this is a work that tells the story of a passionate and determined visionary and provides an invaluable overview of issues that remain at the center of international political and economic debate.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
ISBN: 9780670030224
0670030228
9780670030200
0670030201
Branch Call Number: MURASAKI
Characteristics: 2 volumes (xxix, 1174 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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HelenD99
Mar 12, 2018

I think the translator is Royall Tyler. Not sure what the deal is with the cover picture, though!

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ellenwest
Feb 19, 2018

It would really help to know who the translator is for this version!

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buzzed
Mar 15, 2010

This 1100+-page novel about Royal Japanese life, 1000+ years ago, was a fascinating read. Chronological, characters and translation of Japanese terms as well as diagrams helped. As the novel is based upon Lady Murasaki life, I first read and recommend: "Diary of Lady Murasaki". Enjoy!

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