By Murasaki Shikibu, Royall Tyler
The 1st entire new translation for 25 years of the said masterpiece of jap literature. woman Murasaki's nice eleventh century novel is a fantastically crafted tale of affection, betrayal and demise on the Imperial court docket. on the middle of this epic is Prince Genji, the son of an emperor, whose passionate personality, amorous affairs and moving political fortunes, provide an equisite glimpse of the golden age of Japan. Royal Tyler's brilliant new translation is scrupulously actual to the japanese unique yet appeals immeadiately to the fashionable reader. This version additionally comprises notes, glossaries, personality lists and a chronology to permit the reader to understand the richness of this vintage of worldwide literature.