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Richard John Bowring - Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji - 9780521539753 - V9780521539753
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Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji

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Description for Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji Paperback. This introduction to The Tale of Genji sketches the text's cultural background and offers an analysis of the text's language. Series: Landmarks of World Literature (New) S. Num Pages: 122 pages, 1 b/w illus. 1 table. BIC Classification: DQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 204 x 131 x 8. Weight in Grams: 158.
Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji, written in Japan in the early eleventh century, is acknowledged to be one of Japan's greatest literary achievements, and sometimes thought of as the world's first novel. 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 ... Read more

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Cambridge University Press United Kingdom
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Landmarks of World Literature (New) S.
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'... an erudite commentary encouraging the reader to investigate one of the most important Japanese texts by exploring a plethora of ideas in a guided but open manner.' Forum for Modern Language Studies

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