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The modern Murasaki

The modern Murasaki

writing by women of Meiji Japan

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Published by Columbia University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Japanese literature -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Translations into English -- Women authors.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Rebecca L. Copeland and Melek Ortabasi.
    GenreTranslations into English
    SeriesAsia perspectives
    ContributionsCopeland, Rebecca L., 1956-, Ortabasi, Melek.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL782.E1 M63 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 404 p. :
    Number of Pages404
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17170108M
    ISBN 100231137745, 0231137753
    ISBN 109780231137744, 9780231137751
    LC Control Number2006017786

      The Modern Murasaki by Rebecca Copeland, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(18).   The two greatest works of literature in Japan’s Heian Period () were both penned by women: “The Pillow Book” by Sei Shonagon and “The Tale of Genji” by Murasaki Shikibu.

    The writer who has come to be known as Murasaki Shikibu was born into an influential and cultured family, her father was a provincial governor and her male relatives held positions in the imperial government. Murasaki was educated at home and reputedly learned Chinese by listening outside the door while her father taught her brother. The first anthology of its kind, The Modern Murasaki brings the vibrancy and rich imagination of women's writing from the Meiji period to English-language readers. Along with traditional prose, the editors have chosen and carefully translated short stories, plays, poetry, .

    The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. 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. In this deftly abridged edition, Tyler focuses on the early chapters, which vividly evoke Genji as a young man and leave him at. The Modern Murasaki: Writing by Women of Meiji Japan (Asia Perspectives: History, Society, and Culture) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at


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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(72).Some scholars believe that the book was finished by someone else after Murasaki’s death. At least one recent translator, Royall Tyler, thinks that evidence of sole authorship is shaky.