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  • A String of Flowers, Untied . . .by Murasaki Shikibu; Jane Reichhold

    Stone Bridge Press 2001; US$ 18.95

    The love poetry of the Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki comes alive in an all-new translation. more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel — and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and painter, continues to enchant readers throughout the world. This version by Kencho Suematsu was the first-ever... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel--and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and painter, continues to enchant readers throughout the world. more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    The first complete new translation for 25 years of the acknowledged masterpiece of Japanese literature. Lady Murasaki's great 11th century novel is a beautifully crafted story of love, betrayal and death at the Imperial Court. At the core of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate character, love affairs and shifting political... more...

  • Genji Monogatariby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) is the world's earliest novel and the most famous work in Japan's literary history. It remains the finest portrayal of court life in the classical Heian period, some ten centuries ago. The author, Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) was a member of the celebrated Fujiwara clan, which virtually created the history... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 20.99

    The original novel?a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world?s first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature,... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Arthur Waley; Dennis Washburn

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 29.95

    Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel, but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time. The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Shikibu Murasaki; Edward G. Seidensticker; Edward G. Seidensticker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence, a play of characters whose inner lives are as rich and changeable... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler; Royall Tyler; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    The original novel?a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world?s first novel?and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor, is a passionate character whose... more...

  • The Diary of Lady Murasakiby Murasaki Shikibu; Richard Bowring; Richard Bowring

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; Not Available

    The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace - the auspicious birth of a prince, rivalries between the Emperor's consorts, with sharp... more...