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Murasaki Shikibu 978?-

Overview
Works: 2,025 works in 4,525 publications in 14 languages and 33,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Diaries  Historical fiction  Biography  Novels  Psychological fiction  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works 
Roles: Author, Other, Artist
Classifications: PL788.4.G4, 895.631
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Most widely held works by Murasaki Shikibu
The tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

681 editions published between 1660 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 6,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superior translation is detailed, poetic, and superbly true to the Japanese original while allowing the modern reader to appreciate it as a contemporary treasure. Supplemented with detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies to help the reader navigate the multigenerational narrative, this comprehensive edition presents this ancient tale in the grand style that it deserves
The tale of Genji; a novel in six parts by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

152 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 4,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tale of Genji is one of the world's earliest novels, written in the 11th century. The novel's plot centers on the romantic relationships of the noble hero Genji
Diaries of court ladies of old Japan by Annie Shepley Omori( Book )

13 editions published between 1920 and 2016 in English and French and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because women in ancient Japan enjoyed high status, they were well-educated and reasonably independent. They also produced much of the country's best literature. Three of these amazing ladies wrote these diaries, among them the highly skilled writer Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 973-1025 a.d.). A lady-in-waiting to the Japanese Empress, she became very adept at observing the daily activities and attitudes of the upper classes. Her diary is a remarkable record of events staged with rare and exquisite taste. The Sarashina Diary, filled with an appreciation of nature, begins with a nine-year-old girl's dreams and ends with the grown woman's account of her husband's funeral (1009-1059 a.d.). Izumi Shikibu's diary is a delicately written work, with poetic thoughts characteristic of the lady's shy reserve. Brimming with poetry and understated social observations, all three provide an extraordinary glimpse of court life in old Japan. Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1920. 2 color illustrations. 12 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix
The sacred tree by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1959 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murasaki Shikibu, her diary and poetic memoirs : a translation and study by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

77 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated and textual criticism
The tale of Genji : abridged by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The original novel--a classic of Japanese and world literature and a stunningly beautiful story Written in the eleventh century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world's first novel--and is certainly one of its finest. Genji, the Shining Prince, son of an emperor, is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, family circumstances, love affairs, alliances, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic. Royall Tyler's superb translation is detailed, poetic, and true to the Japanese original while allowing the English reader to appreciate its timeless beauty. In this deftly abridged edition, Tyler focuses on the early chapters, which vividly evoke Genji as a young man and leave him at his first moment of triumph. This edition also includes detailed notes, glossaries, character lists, and chronologies
Genji monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

21 editions published between 1951 and 1971 in Japanese and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Genji monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

9 editions published in 1959 in French and Undetermined and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Genji : a reader's guide by William J Puette( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 11th century epic The Tale of Genji by Lady Murasaki Shikibu is rightly considered one of the finest workls of world literature. This reader's guide is a useful companion offering detailed plot summaries, thematic commentaries and cross-references on the cast of characters
Yuan shi wu yu by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in Chinese and Japanese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuan shi wu yu by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in Chinese and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genji monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

in Japanese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storia di Genji il principe splendente : romanzo giapponese dell'XI secolo by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genji monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in Japanese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yuan shi wu yu by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genji monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu( Book )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2005 in Japanese and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's weapon : spirit possession in the Tale of Genji by Doris G Bargen( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this subtle and highly original reading of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh-century classic The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), Doris G. Bargen explores the role of possessing spirits (mono no ke) from a female viewpoint. In several key episodes of the Genji, Heian noblewomen (or their mediums) tremble, speak in strange voices, and tear their hair and clothing while under the spell of mono no ke. For literary critics, Genji, the male protagonist, is central to determining the role of these spirits. From this male-centered perspective, female jealousy provides a convenient explanation for the emergence of mono no ke within the polygynous marital system of the Heian aristocracy. Yet this conventional view fails to take into account the work's female authorship and its largely female audience. Relying upon anthropological as well as literary evidence, Doris G. Bargen foregrounds the motives of the possessed character and located mono no ke within the politics of Heian society, interpreting spirit possession as a female strategy adopted to counter male strategies of empowerment. Possessions become "performances" by women attempting to redress the balance of power; they subtly subvert the structure of domination and significantly alter the construction of gender."--BOOK JACKET
The tale of Murasaki : a novel by Liza Crihfield Dalby( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a charismatic regent to accept a position at court regaling the empress with her stories. At court, Lady Murasaki becomes caught in a vortex of high politics and sexual intrigue, which begins to reflect itself in her stories."--Jacket
Approaches to teaching Murasaki Shikibu's The tale of Genji( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Noh drama and the tale of Genji : the art of allusion in fifteen classical plays by Janet Emily Goff( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Japanese noh theater has enjoyed a rich, continuous history dating back to the Muromachi period (1336-1573), when virtually the entire repertoire was written. Some of the finest plays were inspired by the eleventh-century masterpiece of court literature, The Tale of Genji. In this detailed study of fifteen noh plays based upon the Genji, Janet Goff looks at how the novel was understood and appreciated by Muromachi audiences. A work steeped in the court poetry, or waka, tradition, the Genji in turn provided a source of inspiration and allusion for later poets, who produced a variety of handbooks and digests on the work as an aid in composing poetry. Drawing on such sources from the Muromachi period, Goff shows how playwrights reflected contemporary attitudes toward the Genji, even as they transformed its material to suit the demands of the noh as a theatrical form. This book includes annotated translations of the plays, many of them appearing in English for the first time. The translations are preceded by essays covering the history of each play and its use of Genji material.Originally published in 1991.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
 
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The tale of Genji; a novel in six partsDiaries of court ladies of old JapanMurasaki Shikibu, her diary and poetic memoirs : a translation and studyThe tale of Genji : abridgedThe tale of Genji : a reader's guideA woman's weapon : spirit possession in the Tale of GenjiNoh drama and the tale of Genji : the art of allusion in fifteen classical plays