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Tale of Genji: A Readers Guide
Tale of Genji: A Readers Guide William J. Puette 0804818797 9780804818797 This is the most complete readers guide available on Japans highly revered novel, the eleventh-century classic, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu, referred to by Nobel lau
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Tale of Genji: A Readers Guide by William J. Puette

This is the most complete readers guide available on Japans highly revered novel, the eleventh-century classic, The Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu, referred to by Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabata as the highest pinnacle of Japanese literature. Written specifically to accompany the translations of the work by Arthur Waley and Edward G. Seidensticker, the guide offers detailed summaries and thematic commentaries, as well as cross-referenced notes on the novels many characters. It also charts the essential progress of The Tale of Genji and introduces the reader to the more subtle complexities, literary devices, and conventions of Lady Murasakis Heian Japan. Book jacket.

Author: William J. Puette

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 196

Publisher: Tuttle Pub

Publication Date: 1993-02-01

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