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This edition: The Tale of Genji





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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

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