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  • Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japanby Shikibu Murasaki

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    Because women in ancient Japan enjoyed high status, they were well-educated and reasonably independent. They also produced much of the country's best literature. Three of these amazing ladies wrote these diaries, among them the highly skilled writer Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 973-1025 a.d.). A lady-in-waiting to the Japanese Empress, she became very adept... more...

  • 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

    The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel?written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 30.38

    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...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel?and after more than a millennium, this seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Murasaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched influence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests... more...

  • Genji Monogatariby Murasaki Shikibu; Kencho Suematsu

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) is the Japan'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 Publishing Group 2006; US$ 30.00

    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 ]]> more...

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

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    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 ]]> more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 1996; US$ 14.38

    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...

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

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 29.95

    "What Waley did create is literary art of extraordinary beauty that brings to life in English the world Murasaki Shikibu imagined. The beauty of his art has not dimmed, but like the original text itself, retains the power to move and enlighten."?Dennis Washburn, from his foreword Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji... more...