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The Tale of Genji The Uji Chapters

Author Name: Murasaki Shikibu, Kazuyuki Hijiya | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

After a hiatus of several years, Murasaki Shikibu returned to her epic work The Tale of Genji to write the ten final chapters known collectively as Uji Jyuujou (The Uji Chapters). In Part 1, containing the first six of these chapters, the readers are transported to the environs of Kyoto, to a small town called Uji. Here, Murasaki Shikibu follows the fortunes of an ostracized prince and his daughters, a young captain, and the second in line to the throne. In Part 2, Murasaki Shikibu delves into the romantic entanglements involving Ukifune and her two suitors, Prince Niou and Commander Kaoru. As it is suspected that Murasaki Shikibu herself had become a nun before writing these final chapters, it is not surprising that religion finally began to play a significant role in the narrative. Sadly, however, this volume also contains the final instalment in Murasaki's epic masterpiece.

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Murasaki Shikibu, Kazuyuki Hijiya

Kazuyuki Hijiya graduated from Kyoto University. His speciality is focused on Japanese classic literature. He translated the last ten chapters of The Tale of Genji, the most excellent Japanese novel. His mind is focused on the relationship between the poems of those days and the novel. His narrative gave the emanation to the vivid love triangle in the story. He is also a famous baritone singer. His voice is available on YOUTUBE Kazuyuki Hijiya Ave Maria. (Many Italian songs are available). Besides writing, he plays Rugby Football. He is the author of Intelligent Rugby. He is board certified gastroenterologist, engaging in daily medical work.

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