The Tale o Genji

The Tale o Genji (源氏物語, Genji monogatari) is a clessic wark o Japanese leeteratur written bi the noblewumman an leddy-in-waitin Murasaki Shikibu in the early years o the 11t century in "concertina" or "orihon" style made o several sheets o paper pastit thegither an foldit alternately in ane direction then the ither (Lyons, 2011[1]), aroond the peak o the Heian period.

The Tale of Genji
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Written text frae the earliest illustratit handscroll (12t century)
AuthorMurasaki Shikibu
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TranslatorSuematsu Kenchō, Arthur Waley, Edward G. Seidensticker, Helen McCullough, Royall Tyler, Dennis Washburn
LeidEarly Middle Japanese
PublishedAfore 1021
Media teepmanuscript
895.63 M93


  1. Lyons, Martyn (2011). Books: A Living History. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum. p. 30. |access-date= requires |url= (help)