The Disaster of the Third Princess

The Disaster of the Third Princess

Essays on The Tale of Genji

The Disaster of the Third PrincessAuthored by: Royall Tyler

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These seven essays by the most recent English translator of The Tale of Genji emphasize three major interpretive issues. What is the place of the hero (Hikaru Genji) in the work? What story gives the narrative underlying continuity and form? And how does the closing section of the tale (especially the ten “Uji chapters”) relate to what precedes it? Written over a period of nine years, the essays suggest fresh, thought-provoking perspectives on Japan’s greatest literary classic.

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ISBN (print):
9781921536663
ISBN (online):
9781921536670
Publication date:
Jun 2009
Note:

Asian Studies Series Monograph 1

Imprint:
ANU Press
DOI:
http://doi.org/10.22459/DTP.06.2009
Series:
Asian Studies Series
Disciplines:
Arts & Humanities: Archaeology, Cultural Studies, History, Linguistics; Social Sciences: Anthropology
Countries:
East Asia

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