WORLD-MOVIES.RU

Shikibu Murasaki Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

Murasaki Shikibu Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan


"Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan" by Murasaki Shikibu, Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, Izumi Shikibu (translated by Kochi Doi, Annie Shepley Omori). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

0 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Murasaki Shikibu Tale of Genji, Volume 1

Shikibu Murasaki Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan


Because women in ancient Japan enjoyed high status, they were well-educated and reasonably independent. They also produced much of the country's best literature. Three of these amazing ladies wrote these diaries, among them the highly skilled writer Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 973-1025 a.d.). A lady-in-waiting to the Japanese Empress, she became very adept at observing the daily activities and attitudes of the upper classes. Her diary is a remarkable record of events staged with rare and exquisite taste. The Sarashina Diary, filled with an appreciation of nature, begins with a nine-year-old girl's dreams and ends with the grown woman's account of her husband's funeral (1009-1059 a.d.). Izumi Shikibu's diary is a delicately written work, with poetic thoughts characteristic of the lady's shy reserve. Brimming with poetry and understated social observations, all three provide an extraordinary glimpse of court life in old Japan. Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1920. 2 color illustrations. 12 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix.

919.03 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Murasaki Shikibu Genji Monogatari


Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji) is the Japan's earliest novel and the most famous work in Japan's literary history. It remains the finest portrayal of court life in the classical Heian period, some ten centuries ago. The author, Murasaki Shikibu (Lady Murasaki) was a member of the celebrated Fujiwara clan, which virtually created the history and culture of the Heian age.The novel has for its theme the many loves of the radiantly charming Prince Genji, son of the emperor and paragon of the ladies of the court. But its underlying motif is the fleeting nature of life in a transient world of beauty and grace, of love and enmity. It is an incredibly absorbing tale, distinguished by the author's amazing insight in her treatment of human personality and human events.Its diversity of characters and its subtle inquiries into the meaning of life make it one of the most significant and memorable of books. Some have compared it with Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, and certainly there is validity in the comparison. It most decidedly deserves its place among the world's foremost literary classics. Genji Monogatari, an immensely long novel, is presented here in an abridged translation.

711.66 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji (Abridged)


"The Tale of Genji" by Lady Muraski is one of the world's most influential novels. As the first psychological novel, «The Tale of Genji» delves into the motivations and thoughts of the main characters, which had never been done in previous novels. The famous Japanese story is about Genji, the son of an emperor. When his mother died, Genji's father married another woman who greatly resembled Genji's mother. However, Genji fell in love with his new stepmother, causing problems between him and his own wife. He pursues a number of affairs, and is eventually exiled from the Capitol to a small, rural town. While Lady Murasaki did not base «The Tale of Genji» on a true story, she was inspired by a Minister in the royal court. She wrote the story in small installments for the ladies of the court, which might explain why the story was never «finished;» Lady Murasaki intended to keep the stories going as long as she possibly could. She also created some of the most memorable female characters in literature. As such, «The Tale of Genji» is widely considered to be one of the greatest works in the Japanese literature canon, as well as one of the most influential works of storytelling. Contained in this volume is the abridged translation of Suematsu Kencho.

71.27 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Lady Murasaki The Tale of Genji


Completed in the early 11th century, The Tale of Genji is considered the supreme masterpiece of Japanese prose literature, and one of the world's earliest novels. A work of great length, it comprises six parts, the first part of which (also called The Tale of Genji) is reprinted here. The exact origins of this remarkable saga of the nobility of Heian Japan remain somewhat obscured by time, although its author, Lady Shikibu Murasaki, presumably derived many of her insights into court life from her years of service with the royal family.The novel centers on the life and loves of the prince known as «the shining Genji.» Far more than an exotic romance, however, the tale presents finely drawn characters in realistic situations, set against a richly embroidered tapestry of court life. Moreover, a wistful sense of nostalgia pervades the accounts of courtly intrigues and rivalries, resulting in an exquisitely detailed portrayal of a decaying aristocracy.Vibrant in its poetry and wordplay, subtle in its social and psychological observations, this work ranks in stature and significance with such Western classics as Cervantes' Don Quixote and Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. This inexpensive edition, featuring Arthur Waley's splendid translation of the first of the six-part series, offers readers a memorable taste of one of the world's first and greatest novels.

214.91 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Murasaki Shikibu Tale of Genji


"What Waley did create is literary art of extraordinary beauty that brings to life in English the world Murasaki Shikibu imagined. The beauty of his art has not dimmed, but like the original text itself retains the power to move and enlighten."—Dennis Washburn, from his foreword Centuries before Shakespeare, Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji was already acknowledged as a classic of Japanese literature. Over the past century, this book has gained worldwide acceptance as not only the world's first novel but as one of the greatest works of literature of all time.The hero of the tale, Prince Genji, is a shining example of the Heian-era ideal man—accomplished in poetry, dance, music, painting, and, not least of all to the novel's many plots, romance. [i]The Tale of Genji and the characters and world it depicts have influenced Japanese culture to its very core. This celebrated translation by Arthur Waley gives Western readers a very genuine feel for the tone of this beloved classic.This edition contains the complete Waley translation of all six books of [i]The Tale of Genji and also contains a new foreword by Dennis Washburn with key insights into both the book and the importance of this translation for modern readers.

711.66 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Catazer Golf Clubs Golf Court Practice Clubs Golf Ladies Clubs Full Set of Clubs Half Set of Clubs

Supreme Court of Canada The Supreme Court of Canada and its Justices 1875-2000

Группа авторов The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon


The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is a fascinating, detailed account of Japanese court life in the eleventh century. Written by a lady of the court at the height of Heian culture, this book enthralls with its lively gossip, witty observations, and subtle impressions. Lady Shonagon was an erstwhile rival of Lady Murasaki, whose novel, The Tale of Genji , fictionalized the elite world Lady Shonagon so eloquently relates. Featuring reflections on royal and religious ceremonies, nature, conversation, poetry, and many other subjects, The Pillow Book is an intimate look at the experiences and outlook of the Heian upper class, further enriched by Ivan Morris's extensive notes and critical contextualization.

2412.18 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji


The Tale of Genji (源氏物語 Genji monogatari) is a classic work of Japanese literature written by the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu in the early years of the 11th century. The original manuscript no longer exists. It was made in «concertina» or «orihon» style: several sheets of paper pasted together and folded alternately in one direction then the other, around the peak of the Heian period. The work is a unique depiction of the lifestyles of high courtiers during the Heian period, written in archaic language and a poetic and confusing style that make it unreadable to the average Japanese without dedicated study. It was not until the early 20th century that Genji was translated into modern Japanese, by the poet Akiko Yosano. The first English translation was attempted in 1882, but was of poor quality and incomplete.
The work recounts the life of Hikaru Genji, or «Shining Genji», the son of an ancient Japanese emperor, known to readers as Emperor Kiritsubo, and a low-ranking concubine called Kiritsubo Consort. For political reasons, the emperor removes Genji from the line of succession, demoting him to a commoner by giving him the surname Minamoto, and he pursues a career as an imperial officer. The tale concentrates on Genji's romantic life and describes the customs of the aristocratic society of the time. It is sometimes called the world's first novel, the first modern novel, the first psychological novel or the first novel still to be considered a classic. While regarded as a masterpiece, its precise classification and influence in both the Western and Eastern canons has been a matter of debate.

40.52 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Frances Minto Elliot The Court Life in Spain


Old Court Life in Spain in two volumes is a historical account of early Spain presented through customs of the royal court, from Witica and Roderich to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabel. The first volume covers the period from 8th to 14th century, starting with Visigothic Kings of Hispania Witica and Roderich. The volume surveys the history of Iberian Peninsula in this period, focusing on the court life and customs, ending with Don Pedro called the Cruel, the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Ivrea. The Second volume deals with the 14th and 15th century Spain, surveying the historical events and presenting tradition and practice on royal court nearing the end of the Reconquista and the changes that occurred with the passing of time.

40.52 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Volume 3

Frances Minto Elliot Old Court Life in Spain (Vol.1&2)


Old Court Life in Spain in two volumes is a historical account of early Spain presented through customs of the royal court, from Witica and Roderich to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabel. The first volume covers the period from 8th to 14th century, starting with Visigothic Kings of Hispania Witica and Roderich. The volume surveys the history of Iberian Peninsula in this period, focusing on the court life and customs, ending with Don Pedro called the Cruel, the last ruler of the main branch of the House of Ivrea. The Second volume deals with the 14th and 15th century Spain, surveying the historical events and presenting tradition and practice on royal court nearing the end of the Reconquista and the changes that occurred with the passing of time.

40.52 RUR

/ / похожие

Подробнее

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Volume 1

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Volume 6

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Volume 7

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Complete

Jeanne Louise Henriette Campan Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, Volume 4

world-movies.ru — Каталог цен и описаний на компьютерную и бытовую технику, товары для офис и дома, электронику, товаров для сада и дачи. Мы занимаемся поиском лучших цен в интернет магазинах по всей России, знаем где купить Murasaki Shikibu Diaries of Court Ladies of по оптимальной цене в онлайн-магазинах. На нашем сайте world-movies.ru предоставлена вся необходимая информация для правильной покупки Murasaki Shikibu Diaries of Court Ladies of — фотографии товаров, отзывы пользователей, поиск по модели и производителю, наименованию или модели, инструкции по эксплуатации, а так же экспертные обзоры, сайты предлагающие покупу онлайн с доставкой заказа в ваш город.