Tale Of Genji Book Review

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A thousand years ago the culture of refined elegance blossomed around Japan 's imperial court. this era known as the Heian period gave rise to Monogatari one of the masterpieces of world literature spanning 54 chapters.The tale of Genji is an epic novel of romance.It is written by Murasaki Shikibu a remarkable woman who lived at the hand court.The book vividly depicts the life of the aristocrats , describing the joys and sorrows woven into tapestry of court life. It tells the tale of a noble woman suspended back to multiples life leaves him unfulfilled. It introduces the women in his life some of them were distroyed by passion, others driven mad by jealous, the reach cast of characters that pass through the pages of this novel reflect the relentless …show more content…
She first mentioned the work in her diary, written exactly 1000 years ago and to commemorate the millennium of this work ,the number of events are being held this year. She wrote the book in 54 separate chapters spanning well in excess of a thousand pages in its entirety to give you some kind of idea of the length of the scope of the book,it 's more than double the length of War an Peace. The book is set in Japanese imperial court and it depicts love affairs between nobleman and noblewomen, and the constant struggle for power and status among the aristocrats. In its scale and depth that could be compared to the works of Shakespeare or Classical Greek dramas . But the perspective and the philosophy of life is distinctly Japanese, and not all aspects of can be easily translated , particularly the concept known in Japanese mono no avare, which will go into more detail later in a program. The Tale of Genji can be said to be the quintessential work of Japanese literature, and as such it,s helped to shape the Japanese worldview for the past one thousand. It 's difficult to cover every aspect of such a major work ,but we start by tracing the plot to explore what it is that makes the tale of Genji so compelling . We are going to start of by taking a look at the historical background of Heian era, which the author Murasaki Shikibu

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