The tale of Genji
Vintage classics ed.
In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable as those imagined by Proust. Chief of these is "the shining Genji," the son of the emperor and a man whose passionate impulses create great turmoil in his world and very nearly destroy him. This edition, recognized as the finest version in English, contains a dozen chapters from early in the book, carefully chosen by the translator, Edward G. Seidensticker, with an introduction explaining the selection. It is illustrated throughout with woodcuts from a seventeenth-century edition.
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|auth_author2||Seidensticker, Edward, 1921-2007.|
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|detailed_location_school||Marshall Middle - Teen Fiction|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000129916|Book|Books|Vintage classics ed.|English|Vintage Books,|1990, c1985.|xviii, 360 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.|
|subject_facet||Japan -- Social life and customs -- To 1600 -- Fiction|
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|title_full||The tale of Genji / by Murasaki Shikibu ; translated with an introduction by Edward G. Seidensticker|
|title_short||The tale of Genji|
|topic_facet||Social life and customs|