The Tale of Genji, Vol. 1: v. 1

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Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian Period (794-1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji-widely considered the world's first novel-during the early years of the eleventh century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki's tale came to occupy a central place in Japan's remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. The Tale of Genji is presented here in a flowing new translation for contemporary readers, who will discover in its depiction of the culture of the imperial court the rich complexity of human experience that simultaneously resonates with and challenges their own. Washburn sets off interior monologues with italics for fluid reading, embeds some annotations for accessibility and clarity, and translates poetry into English triplets to create prosodic equivalents of the original.

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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.

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"["The Tale of Genji is] not only the world's first real novel,
but one of its greatest." -Donald Keene, Columbia University
"Edward Seidensticker's translation has the ring of authority." -"New York Times Book Review
"A triumph of authenticity and readability." -"Washington Post Book World

"›"The Tale of Genji" is® not only the world's first real novel,
but one of its greatest." -Donald Keene, Columbia University
"Edward Seidensticker's translation has the ring of authority." -"New York Times Book Review"
"A triumph of authenticity and readability." -"Washington Post Book World"

"["The Tale of Genji" is] not only the world's first real novel,
but one of its greatest." -Donald Keene, Columbia University
"Edward Seidensticker's translation has the ring of authority." -"New York Times Book Review "
"A triumph of authenticity and readability." -"Washington Post Book World "

["The Tale of Genji" is] not only the world s first real novel,
but one of its greatest. Donald Keene, Columbia University
Edward Seidensticker s translation has the ring of authority. "New York Times Book Review "
A triumph of authenticity and readability. "Washington Post Book World ""

"[The Tale of Genji is] not only the world's first real novel,
but one of its greatest." -Donald Keene, Columbia University
"Edward Seidensticker's translation has the ring of authority." -New York Times Book Review
"A triumph of authenticity and readability." -Washington Post Book World

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