The Tale Of Genji (Hardback)
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The Tale Of Genji (Hardback)

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Hardback 1184 Pages / Published: 17/12/1992
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This is the prose masterpiece of the Heian era of the 10th and 11th centuries, which is recognized as a great period in Japanese literature. It is an account of the intricate, exquisite, highly ordered court culture which made such a masterpiece possible.

Publisher: Everyman
ISBN: 9781857151084
Number of pages: 1184
Weight: 1049 g
Dimensions: 212 x 140 x 54 mm


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"While Tyler's version, which attempts to capture the social and political nuance of Murasaki's language, is the best choice for scholars, Waley's remains the most attractive and accessible for the general reader."--"Library Journal"
""The Tale of Genji", as translated by Arthur Waley, is written with an almost miraculous naturalness, and what interests us is not the exoticism--the horrible word--but rather the human passions of the novel. Such interest is just: Murasaki's work is what one would quite precisely call a psychological novel. I dare to recommend this book to those who read me."--Jorge Luis Borges, "The Total Library"

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