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First, from Wikipedia: The first partial translation of Genji Monogatari into English was by Suematsu Kenchō, published in 1882. Arthur Waley published a six-volume translation of all but one chapter, with the first volume published in 1921 and the last in 1933. In 1976, Edward Seidensticker published the first complete translation into English, made using ...


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Personally, I have not found any early 20th century Japanese literary work that has the notion of "the dead don't lie". One would assume that dead people do not lie because they lack such motivation. However, in the story of In a Groove, Takehiro does seem to have a motivation to lie, and the motivation is similar to that of others: he wants to be viewed as ...


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He already has his wish by having a life where he can't think of an improvement I do not have any textual proof that this is the answer, but I think that the simplest answer is fairly evident. She states that he has "already made [his] wish" because he cannot think of anything that he would change in his life. On one hand, one could take the perspective of ...


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