9780691172682-0691172684-The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion

The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion

ISBN-13: 9780691172682
ISBN-10: 0691172684
Edition: Illustrated
Author: McCormick, Melissa
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780691172682
ISBN-10: 0691172684
Edition: Illustrated
Author: McCormick, Melissa
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover 288 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors McCormick, Melissa wrote The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion comprising 288 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0691172684 and 9780691172682. Since then The Tale of Genji: A Visual Companion textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 4.04 or rent at the marketplace.

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An illustrated guide to one of the most enduring masterworks of world literature

Written in the eleventh century by the Japanese noblewoman Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji is a masterpiece of prose and poetry that is widely considered the world’s first novel. Melissa McCormick provides a unique companion to Murasaki’s tale that combines discussions of all fifty-four of its chapters with paintings and calligraphy from the Genji Album (1510) in the Harvard Art Museums, the oldest dated set of Genji illustrations known to exist.

In this book, the album’s colorful painting and calligraphy leaves are fully reproduced for the first time, followed by McCormick’s insightful essays that analyze the Genji story and the album’s unique combinations of word and image. This stunning compendium also includes English translations and Japanese transcriptions of the album’s calligraphy, enabling a holistic experience of the work for readers today. In an introduction to the volume, McCormick tells the fascinating stories of the individuals who created the Genji Album in the sixteenth century, from the famous court painter who executed the paintings and the aristocrats who brushed the calligraphy to the work’s warrior patrons and the poet-scholars who acted as their intermediaries.

Beautifully illustrated, this book serves as an invaluable guide for readers interested in The Tale of Genji, Japanese literature, and the captivating visual world of Japan’s most celebrated work of fiction.

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