RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45845481 LA English T1 The tale of Genji A1 Murasaki Shikibu,, Tyler, Royall., PB Viking PP New York YR 2001 SN 0670030201 9780670030200 0670030228 9780670030224 AB 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.