Questions tagged [the-tale-of-genji]

Questions about 'The Tale of Genji' (源氏物語, Genji monogatari), a novel written in the early 11th century by Murasaki Shikibu. Use this tag with the tags [murasaki-shikibu] and [japanese-literature].

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Which English translation of The Tale of Genji is the most accurate yet readable?

The Tale of Genji was originally written in an archaic form of Japanese, and has been translated both into modern Japanese and into English multiple times. Wikipedia says "The first English ...
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Buddhist interpretation of The Tale of Genji

The search for literary sources has been inspired largely by the difficulty scholars have experienced in imagining that a work of the magnitude of The Tale of Genji could have been created without ...
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