The Tale of Genji

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by Lady Murasaki | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0486414159 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by blups25 from Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen Germany on Friday, April 19, 2019
Completed in the early 11th century, The Tale of Genji is considered the supreme masterpiece of Japanese prose literature, and one of the world's earliest novels. The exact origins of this remarkable saga of the nobility of Heran Japan remains somewhat obscured by time, although its author, Lady Shikibu Murasaki, presumably derived many of her insights into court life from her years of service with the royal family.


Reading this book requires some concentration. Most people are not referred to by their names, luckily some footnotes help you out. The second chapter was a bit challenging for me ( that’s: boring), the rest was ok. Genji’s story unfortunately doesn’t resonate well with today’s society. The way he seduces women no matter what and thinks it is his right to do so, doesn’t go well with me #metoo and the like. It’s weird to know that this story is considered one of the most important novels ever written, and even by a woman.

Journal Entry 2 by blups25 at Honmura Port Terminal in Naoshima / 直島町, Kagawa-ken Japan on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (4/21/2019 UTC) at Honmura Port Terminal in Naoshima / 直島町, Kagawa-ken Japan


At the waiting area at the ferry terminal.

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