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Tale of Genji: A Reader's Guide (Tuttle Classics) Paperback


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Product Details

  • Series: Tuttle Classics
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Revised edition (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 4805310847
  • ISBN-13: 978-4805310847
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,670 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

William J. Puette, poet and lecturer, first became interested in the world of The Tale of Genji as a resident of Kyoto, where the novel is set and where he lived and studied. He has taught Japanese literature at the University of Hawaii, and is a founding member of the Humanities Group for Asian Studies.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By World Lit professor on November 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
There IS "a detailed, modern English edition of The Tale of Genji." Royall Tyler's 2001 translation is heavily annotated and filled with illustrations of the Heian world and its artifacts mentioned throughout the novel. It is FAR superior in its translation as well to Waley's fast and loose 1935 translation and Seidensticker's workmanlike but less inspired 1976 translation. Anyone wanting to read and/or understand Genji should definitely read Tyler's translation.

I can't tell from this page if Dr. Puette has updated his book to include Tyler's translation, if so I'd certainly repurchase it and likely raise my rating to five stars; I only have the original 1983 edition. Still, even in conjunction with Tyler's Genji, Tuttle's book is a fantastic resource for readers, be their intentions academic or otherwise.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ashland, OR resident on November 5, 2010
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The Tale of Genji: A Reader's Guide gives an excellent introduction and chapter by chapter guide to the often overwhelming details of characters and basic plot chronology in The Tale of Genji. The guide is helpful to read BEFORE starting The Tale of Genji and essential to keep within reach while reading the novel itself.

The only downside to this concise volume is that it accentuates the need for a detailed, annotated, modern English edition of The Tale of Genji to better understand the sophisticated, archaic language and ancient Japanese culture it depicts.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. Boswell on October 14, 2009
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Essential Supplement to the Tale of Genji! Provides critical info regarding Japanese culture during the Heian period. Deeply enriches understanding of the novel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Mott on October 5, 2013
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This is another gift which was appreciated by the recipient, our grandson. We bought it to accompany The Tale of Gengi.
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