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Genji monogatari. English

dc.contributor Nagase, Mari Tokyo Woman's Christian University Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?
dc.coverage.placeName Tokyo 2018-07-27 2019-07-04T09:54:03Z 2019-07-04T09:54:03Z 1000-1021 1989-12-10
dc.identifier ota:1384
dc.description.abstract An epic novel concerning the life and intrigues of the fictitional Prince Genji, who is the son of the emperor and Kiritsubo, his concubine. The Tale is generally regarded as an accurate portrayal of aristocratic life in the middle of the Heian period (794-1195 A.D.) Deposited along with the original Japanese text (Text 1385 in the Archive)
dc.description.sponsorship Tokyo Kokusai Kenkyu Kurabu
dc.format.extent Text data (1 file : ca. 2.4 MB)
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dc.language English
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Oxford
dc.relation.ispartof Oxford Text Archive Core Collection
dc.rights Creative Commons - Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
dc.rights.label PUB
dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- Japan -- 11th century
dc.subject.lcsh Novels -- Japan -- 11th century
dc.title Genji monogatari. English
dc.type Text
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<W Murasaki Shikibu>{Translated by Edward G.Seidensticker} <T The Tale of Genji> <K 1>{Japanese Volume} <C 1>{The Paulownia Court} <N 1>{Japanese Sub-chapter} <P 3> In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others. The grand ladies with high ambitions thought her a presumptuous upstart, and lesser ladies were still more resentful. Everything she did offended someone. Probably aware of what was happening, she fell seriously ill and came to spend more time at home than at court. The emperor's pity and affection quite passed bounds. No longer caring what his ladies and courtiers might say, he behaved as if intent upon stirring gossip. His court looked with very great misgiving upon what seemed a reckless infatuation. In China just such an unreasoning passion had been the undoing of an emperor and had spread turmoil through the land. As the resentment grew, the example of Yang Kuei-fei was the one most freque . . .
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