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The Tale of Genji - Study Guide Chapter 32 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 32 Summary

The emperor sends word that Genji's daughter will go to court, so Genji begins to prepare for her initiation. Genji collects various works of literature for her and he invites the finest calligraphers of the realm to create masterpieces of handwriting. Toward this end, Genji selects poems from admired anthologies himself, and even tries several styles with fine results. In fact, he is so intent on the work that he secludes himself so that he can concentrate fully on the task of creating these small masterpieces. He keeps a few trusted women with him so that he can get opinions and commentary on the quality of his work. The women are very impressed with Genji's creations, as he is a man of utmost refinement and skill.

Chapter 32 Analysis

When Genji comments on the "degenerate age" (545) in which he lives, he is essentially speaking for the...

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