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The Tale Of Genji

by Lady Murasaki Shikibu, Trans. By Edward G. Seidensticker, Illust. By Harunasa Yamamoto

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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, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves.

Translated by Royall Tyler

About the Author
Murasaki Shikibu was a lady in the Heian court of eleventh-century Japan.

Royall Tyler, an American, taught Japanese language and literature for many years at Australia National University. He has a B.A. from Harvard University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has also taught at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Oslo, Norway. He lives in Canberra, Australia.


Up above the book description, it says that Edward Seidensticker is the translator. The book photo and book description suggest that Royall Tyler translated it. So who is the translator? Also, when I followed a link, I was able to get to the table of contents and look at the summary of each chapter, but when I clicked on the "full texts" link, I got a "Problem loading page" error. I highly doubt it is my connection, because I have Ethernet.
Although both Seidensticker and Tyler have traslated the Tale of Genji, The Tyler translation uis what you are reading. However; I did find the Seidensticker translation much more compelling to read. Furthermore; 'Ethernet' does not mean anything because it simply states that you have a connection with another computer or server. If the server that your 'Ethernet' is connected on is (pardon my French) crap, then yes, your connection is crap as well. Your 'Ethernet' is connected to the INTERNET. An ethernet connection by itself can never be connected to the internet unless the host computer actually has internet connectivity. Nice try bragging about your 'ethernet' connection though. LOL!


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