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Additional Resources for The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

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Further Reading

Collcutt, Martin, Marius Jansen, and Isao Kumakura, Cultural Atlas of Japan, Phaidon, 1988.

An overview of Japan's cultural history and physical
environment. Illustrations include depictions of Heian
court, its culture, and society.

Field, Norma, The Splendor of Longing in the Tale of Genji, Princeton University Press, 1987.

Includes a glossary of character names that helps
establish their various names and relationships to each
other. A thorough analysis of women and poetry in
Japanese society.


Goff, Janet, Noh Drama and The Tale of Genji, Princeton University Press, 1987.

Translations of select works that were inspired by
Murasaki Shikibu's novel.

Hempel, Rose, The Golden Age of Japan, 794-1192, Rizzoli, 1983.

This book focuses on art and culture in the Heian
period and includes many photos and pictures.

Miner, Earl, Hiroko Odagiri, and Robert E. Morrell, The Princeton Companion to Classical Japanese Literature, Princeton University Press, 1985.

Covers Japanese literature from its beginnings through
the end...

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