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The Resource The tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler

The tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler

Label
The tale of Genji
Title
The tale of Genji
Statement of responsibility
Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
b. 978?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murasaki Shikibu
Dewey number
895.6/314
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL788.4.G4
LC item number
E5 2001
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tyler, Royall
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princes
  • Aristocracy (Social class)
Label
The tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [1173]-1174)
Contents
v. 1. Chapters 1-33 -- v. 2. Chapters 34-54
Control code
ocm45845481
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
2 v. (xxix, 1174 p.)
Isbn
9780670030200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017748
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45845481
Label
The tale of Genji, Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Royall Tyler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [1173]-1174)
Contents
v. 1. Chapters 1-33 -- v. 2. Chapters 34-54
Control code
ocm45845481
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
2 v. (xxix, 1174 p.)
Isbn
9780670030200
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001017748
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)45845481

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