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Storia di Genji. Il principe splendente (源氏物語 - Genji Monogatari #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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Pedro Cabiya
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
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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Filippo
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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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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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
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
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...
Yupa
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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