A String of Flowers, Untied . . .: Love Poems from The Tale of Genji
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A String of Flowers, Untied . . .: Love Poems from The Tale of Genji

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Expressions of passion and heartbreak, written by the court lady Murasaki Shikibu a thousand years ago, transcend time and culture in this new translation of poetry from the first 33 chapters of The Tale of Genji. Over 400 tanka poems describe the intricate loveplay and wordplay between men and women of noble breeding, consumed by sexual desire and aesthetic longing. With...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by Stone Bridge Press
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Jane Reichhold's detailed commentary on the Japanese poetry in the first 33 Chapters of Murasaki Shikibu's "The Tale of Genji" may have just possibly been a lovely and sweet read.

It was not for me; I purchased a digital edition (by Nook) for my Nook e-reader. My eBook was a virtual meadow of gorgeous flowers over-dressed in the litter of typos, spelling errors and horrible formatting. Even enlarged first letters that opened new sections / chapters of text ( eg. Lnce upon a time ... ) howled "foo...more
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Murasaki Shikibu, or Lady Murasaki as she is sometimes known in English, was a Japanese novelist, poet, and a maid of honor of the imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1008, one of the earliest and most famous novels in human history. "Murasaki Shikibu" was not her real name; her actual name is unkn...more
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