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Th Tale of Genji: Translation, Canonization, and World Literature

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Michael Emmerich thoroughly revises the conventional narrative of the early modern and modern history of The Tale of Genji. Exploring iterations of the work from the 1830s to the 1950s, he demonstrates how translations and the global circulation of discourse they inspired turned The Tale of Genji into a widely read classic, reframing our understanding of its significance a ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Columbia University Press (first published June 25th 2013)
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Fascinating academic study of the reception history of the Genji since the 19th century, both in Japan and abroad, via various adaptations and translations. Emmerich poses that a translation is a "replacement" and argues that Japanese adaptations from the mid-19th c. best seller "Nise Murasaki inaka Genji" on, through versions in modern Japanese, are just such replacements. In fact, although The Tale of Genji was canonized as the apex of Japanese classical literature (and world literature) in ...more
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Michael Emmerich’s scholarly interests in Japanese literature range from the classical, court-centered prose and poetry of the Heian period to the popular printed fiction of the early modern age, and on from there to the prose fiction of modern and contemporary times. His engagement with the literary products of these diverse periods is informed by a sensitivity to the material and visual forms ...more
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