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by Murasaki Shikibu

  • Narrated by: Brian Nishii
  • Length: 35 hrs and 35 mins
  • Release date: 11-12-19
  • Language: English

Murasaki Shikibu, born into the middle ranks of the aristocracy during the Heian period (794-1185 CE), wrote The Tale of Genji, widely considered the world’s first novel, during the early years of the 11th century. Expansive, compelling, and sophisticated in its representation of ethical concerns and aesthetic ideals, Murasaki’s tale came to occupy a central place in Japan’s remarkable history of artistic achievement and is now recognized as a masterpiece of world literature.

The Tale of Genji is presented here in a flowing new translation for contemporary listeners, who will discover in its depiction of the culture of the imperial court the rich complexity of human experience that simultaneously resonates with and challenges their own. Washburn embeds annotations for accessibility and clarity and renders the poetry into triplets to create prosodic analogues of the original.

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Author

Dennis Washburn – translator, Murasaki Shikibu

Narrated by

Brian Nishii

Length

35 hrs and 35 mins

Release date

11-12-19

Language

English

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