Posts Tagged ‘Genji Monogatari’
If you are planning to read what some consider the world’s first novel, The Tale of Genji, several translations can guide you through the fascinating world of the Heian Period. Let us examine major English translations of The Tale of Genji.
The Tale of Genji turned 1000 this year. “The tale describes everything about life, such as what a human being is and what love is,” said Jakucho Setouchi, a translator of the novel into modern Japanese. Anime based on manga inspired by the classic Japanese novel will air in January 2009 on Fuji TV. Read the rest of this entry ?