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- DescriptionMurasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, written in Japan in the early eleventh century, is ackwledged to be one of Japan's greatest literary achievements, and sometimes thought of as the world's first vel. It is also one of the earliest major works to be written by a woman. This introduction to the Genji sketches the cultural background, offers detailed analysis of the text, discusses matters of language and style and ends by tracing the history of its reception through nine centuries of cultural change. This book will be useful for survey courses in Japanese and World Literature. Because The Tale of Genji is so long, it is often t possible for students to read it in its entirety and this book will therefore be used t only as an introduction, but also as a guide through the difficult and convoluted plot.
- Author(s)Richard John Bowring
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication10/11/2003
- Series TitleLandmarks of World Literature (New) S.
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note1 b/w illus. 1 table
- Weight140 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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