The Tale of Genji

The Tale of Genji

Book - 1976
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The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world. Until now there has been no translation that is both complete and scrupulously faithful to the original text. Edward G. Seidensticker's masterly rendering was first published in two volumes in 1976 and immediately hailed as a classic of the translator's art. It is here presented in one unabridged volume, illustrated throughout by woodcuts taken from a 1650 Japanese edition of The Tale of Genji.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1976
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394735306
0394735307
9780394483283
0394483286
Characteristics: 2 v. (xix, 1090 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Genji monogatari. English

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