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

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Japanese Talesby Royall Tyler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.95

    Two hundred and twenty tales from medieval Japan—tales that welcome us into a fabulous faraway world populated by saints, scoundrels, ghosts, magical healers, and a vast assortment of deities and demons. Stories of miracles, visions of hell, jokes, fables, and legends, these tales reflect the Japanese civilization. They ably balance the lyrical and... more...

  • The Tale of the Heikeby Royall Tyler

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.31

    The Tale of the Heike is Japan's great martial epic; a masterpiece of world literature and the progenitor of all samurai stories, now in a major and groundbreaking new translation by Royall Tyler, acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji. First assembled from scattered oral poems in the early fourteenth century, The Tale of the Heike is Japan's... more...

  • The Miracles of the Kasuga Deityby Royall Tyler

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 29.99

    In this annotated translation and study of an early fourteenth-century Japanese devotional picture scroll set, Royall Tyler illuminates the complex relationships between medieval Japanese religion and politics, text, and art. The Kasuga Gongen genki (The Miracles of the Kasuga Deity”) mingles text and painting on silk to tell the tale of miraculous... more...

  • The Algerine Captiveby Royall Tyler; Caleb Crain

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    A predecessor of both the nativist humor of Mark Twain and the exotic adventure stories of Washington Irving, Herman Melville, and Richard Dana, Royall Tyler’s The Algerine Captive is an entertaining romp through eighteenth-century society, a satiric look at a variety of American types, from the backwoods schoolmaster to the southern gentleman, and... more...

  • Japanese No Dramasby Royall Tyler; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Books Ltd 1992; US$ 21.14

    Japanese nõ theatre or the drama of 'perfected art' flourished in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries largely through the genius of the dramatist Zeami. An intricate fusion of music, dance, mask, costume and language, the dramas address many subjects, but the idea of 'form' is more central than 'meaning' and their structure is always ritualized.... more...

  • The Tale of Genjiby Murasaki Shikibu; Royall Tyler

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 26.78

    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...

  • Mistress Orikuby Matsutaro Kawaguchi; Royall Tyler

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    "Royall Tyler's translations are nothing short of superbcrisp, restrained, ably balancing the ribald and the profound." Booklist Sensitive, compassionate, and indomitable, Mistress Oriku has abandoned the pleasure trades of Tokyo to run an elegant teahouse on the city's outskirts. Despite her hopes for a quieter, less hectic life, she finds she... more...

  • The Tale of the Heikeby Royall Tyler; Michael Watson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2018; US$ 28.19

    The Tale of the Heike is Japan's great martial epic: a masterpiece of world literature and the progenitor of all samurai stories. This major and groundbreaking new Penguin translation is by Royall Tyler, acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji . First assembled from scattered oral poems in the early fourteenth century, The Tale of the Heike... more...

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