The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

Book - 2001
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Lady Murasaki's exquisite, 11th-century portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan has been widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Offering a lively and well-rounded glimpse of golden age Japan with a cast of richly conceived and nuanced characters, Royall Tyler's superb translation, detailed and poetic, is scrupulously true to the Japanese original yet appeals as well to modern readers.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.
ISBN: 9780670030200
0670030201
9780670030224
0670030228
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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