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This edition: The Tale of Genji





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Episode Details

A portrait of court life in medieval Japan, following the life and exploits of the great Genji, this is the first known novel. It was written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Japanese court and a finely tuned observer of human nature. Art, clothing, music, and more from the time of the novel, as well as comments from a wide range of readers, bring the story to life. Featured speakers include author Jane Smiley and Japanese author Chiori Miyagawa.

Guest List

Chiori Miyagawa Japanese Author

Jane Smiley Author

  • The Tale of Genji
  • Wednesday, July 18 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 20 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 21 - 10:00am
  • Journey to the West
  • Wednesday, July 25 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 27 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 28 - 10:00am
  • Popol Vuh
  • Wednesday, August 1 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, August 3 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, August 4 - 10:00am
  • Candide
  • Wednesday, August 8 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, August 10 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, August 11 - 10:00am
  • Things Fall Apart
  • Wednesday, August 15 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • The Bhagavad Gita
  • Wednesday, July 11 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, July 13 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 14 - 10:00am
  • The Bacchae
  • Wednesday, July 4 - 12:00pm
  • Friday, July 6 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, July 7 - 10:00am
  • The Odyssey
  • Wednesday, June 27 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, June 29 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, June 30 - 10:00am
  • My Name Is Red
  • Wednesday, June 20 - 12:00pm, 9:30pm
  • Friday, June 22 - 10:30am
  • Saturday, June 23 - 10:00am