The Tale of Genji

Product Number: EB00643203
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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ISBN: #9781462900046
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
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The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel-written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel-and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Murasaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched influence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests what was to become an image of the ideal Heian era courtier; gentle and passionate. Genji is also a master poet, dancer, musician and painter. The Tale of Genji follows Prince Genji through his many loves, and varied passions. This book has influenced not only generations of courtiers and samurai of the distant past, but artists and painters even in modern times-episodes in the tale have been incorporated into the design of kimonos and handicrafts, and the four-line poems called waka which dance throughout this work have earned it a place as a classic text in the study of poetry.

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Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2011

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Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Product Number EB00172954
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307833525
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Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Product Number EB00393071
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101097397
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Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Product Number EB00388533
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101657621
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Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Product Number EB00643430
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: #9781462902583
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Author(s): Murasaki Shikibu
Product Number EB00643461
Released: Mar 11, 2016
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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: #9781462902910

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