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Storia di Genji. Il principe splendente (潤一郎訳 源氏物語 #1)

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Il Giappone dell'epoca Heian (IX-XII secolo): un paese chiuso, isolato dal continente asiatico, che contiene un altro paese chiuso, quello dell'aristocrazia di corte, al cui interno si trova il microcosmo delle nyo-bo, l'élite delle dame. Nella più ovattata di queste scatole cinesi, gineceo dell'aristocrazia, si svolge la storia del principe Genji, luminoso per intelligenz ...more
Paperback, ET Biblioteca, 1036 pages
Published 2006 by Einaudi (first published 1001)
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Isa-janis
Apr 02, 2015 Isa-janis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No creo que pueda hacer una reseña que le haga justicia a este libro, porque es demasiado precioso, elegante e íntimo. Solo diré que se ha convertido en uno de mis libros preferidos sin duda. Lo mejor que he leído en todo el 2015.
Mona
Sep 30, 2015 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, classics, asian
Un clásico que es atemporal porque un milenio después Murasaki Shikibu me ha transportado a la época Heian y me ha transmitido los valores de esa época. Tiene un estilo muy asequible pero que es muy femenino, delicado, sutil y que nos insinuará ciertas cosas en lugar de narrarlas. A lo largo de la obra hay muchos haikus que son simplemente preciosos y que están llenos de metáforas y simbolismos.
Roberta
Genji è bello, nobile e intelligente, per cui le ha tutte vinte, soprattutto con le donne.
Tuttavia non è questa la parte interessante del romanzo, in sè anche troppo manieristico.
Ho apprezzato imparare come i giapponesi abbiano una poesia per tutto, una tradizione per quasi ogni mese dell'anno, una predilezione per le arti, una carta da lettera diversa per ogni messaggio. Possibile che si riesca davvero a vivere in maniera così ordinata?

Non è un libro facile. Non è un libro noioso, anche se alcu
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Pedro Cabiya
Oct 15, 2012 Pedro Cabiya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japanese-lit, novela
Maravillosa primera parte de esta larga saga familiar escrita por la mujer que inventó la literatura, Murasaki Shikibu. Estupenda narración, calculada, nunca improvisada o arbitraria. Lo mejor de todo son las caracterizaciones de los personajes y cómo van "envejeciendo" a medida que avanza la novela: la lenta maduración de Genji, To no Chujo y otros, tan perfectamente delineados por costumbres, pequeñas manías y debilidades de carácter, así como sus puntos fuertes y sus noblezas, de las que no c ...more
Filippo
Apr 09, 2014 Filippo rated it it was amazing
Ci sono libri che sono qualcosa di più, vanno semplicemente oltre.
Qualcosa più del normale piacere di leggere, del lasciarsi trasportare.
Il Genji Monogatari, per me, rappresenta l'apice di questa categoria.
Mi ci sono avvicinato gradualmente, nel mezzo di un percorso che mi sta portando ad immergermi sempre più nella cultura giapponese e ne sono rimasto completamente rapito.
Sorpreso da quanto ancora attuale riesce ad essere, nelle sue introspezioni psicologiche, anche a qualcosa come mille anni
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Rita
Sep 07, 2015 Rita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Belo como o rosto de Fujitsubo...
Taka
Reread 6/27/2013-6/29


Surprisingly captivating (Review, 6/28/2009)--

This is the first volume of a modern Japanese translation of The Tale of Genji which is written in the wicked 11th-century Japanese that is more difficult to read than Old English for English speakers.

The translation comes in quite handy, really.

It's an episodic series about the most beautiful, knowledgeable, and refined man of his time having affairs with the most beautiful and high-value women. It portrays the inner turmoils of
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Edoxide
Mar 31, 2016 Edoxide rated it it was amazing
Cesellato, questa è la parola che immediatamente mi viene in mente per descrivere il libro, certo c'è una storia, ma in realtà è come passeggiare in una galleria di immagini e dipinti.
Cecilia Alonso
Sep 25, 2015 Cecilia Alonso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mi nuevo amor. *****
Chorvelynne
Jan 03, 2016 Chorvelynne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Part 1 of 6....whew! So much more pages to go but the events in Genji's court life is quite interesting. I am currently on the 2nd chapter of book 2 and he is getting a lot of scolding from me (the fun of annotations!) He let's his heart decide too much and ends up hurting not just himself but a whole lot of others. This translation by Arthur Waley is the most difficult version but no doubt the best
Kristina  UK
I struggled with this, maybe because of the translation as it was old-fashioned and also perhaps because of the number of characters - i was sometimes confused as to which one was which! I think I needed more background information on Medieval Japanese culture before reading this so that I could understand more.
Pedro
May 16, 2012 Pedro rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
admito não consigo acabar isto, já lhe coloquei meia dúzia de livros à frente e não consigo lá voltar.. a história é sempre igual, só mudam as mulheres.. é estranho porque as primeiras 200 pags correram muito bem mas depois começa a ficar tão igual que não dá mais.
Ines Norton
Apr 26, 2013 Ines Norton rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Apenas se salvou alguma poesia, desiludiu-me imenso pois esperava muito muito mais deste livro...

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The only thing that wasn't a total waste of my time was some of the poetry, but overall this book was a major dispointment...
Pennicillina
Le avventure amorose di un figlio dell'imperatore.
La prosa sente il peso degli anni ma è comunque coinvolgente
Yupa
Dec 08, 2010 Yupa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I will say it: this is one of the most overrated novel of world literature.
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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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