The Tale of Genji

Courier Corporation, 24.08.2000 - 190 Seiten
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One of the world’s oldest novels and the greatest single work of Japanese literature, this 11th-century romance centers on the lives and loves of an emperor’s son. It offers a vast tapestry of the intrigues and rivalries of court life, as well as an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy. Rich in poetry and wordplay in addition to subtle social and psychological observations, this splendid translation of the first part of a tremendously influential masterpiece provides Western readers with a memorable taste of one of the world’s first and greatest novels.

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According to the front cover, this is the first novel in a sequence of novels about 11th century Japan. I'm not prepared to read an entire series, if I could even find it. So, nevermind. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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The Tale of Genji aka Genji Monogatari is one of the most revered works of literature in Japan and its female author wrote this originally almost 1000 years ago in the 11th century! It is a tale of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese & Japanese literature.

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