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Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the Shining Prince recreates an era when women set the cultural tone.

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The World of the Shining Prince is an accessible yet detailed book about court life in Heian Japan. It starts off with an introduction by Barabara Ruch, the Founder and first Director of EALAC’s Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, which helps to.

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The World of the Shining Prince is named for the central figure in The Tale of Genji, one of the world's greatest literary masterpieces, written by the eleventh-century Japanese genius, the court lady, Murasaki Shikibu. Morris's book is "about" neither the author nor her work, however, but rather deals with the cultural milieu that was the.

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Ivan Morris’ The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Japan is an appraisal and an attempt to restore the imaginary life of Prince Genji in the highly illustrious Lady Murasaki’s Genji Monogatari and, for the most part, to portray Japan’s regal, entrenched, strange yet vibrant manuscript was both a source of pleasure to those who would want to enjoy the splendor of.

Ivan Morris died in at the age of fifty. Thirty-five years later, it is well worth reading the beginning of The World of the Shining Prince, which describes life in and around the Heian Japanese capital (today's Kyoto) as well as the era's greatest narrative, The Tale of Barbara Ruch notes in her introduction, it is as though Morris set out to write his own work of literature in Author: Round And Square.

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The Tale of Genji (源氏物語, Genji monogatari, pronounced [ɡeɲdʑi monoɡaꜜtaɾi]) is a classic work of Japanese literature written in the early 11th century by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki original manuscript, created around the peak of the Heian period, no longer was made in "concertina" or orihon style: several sheets of paper pasted together and Author: Murasaki Shikibu.

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Additionally, the volume is written with a general audience in mind.

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