YOSANO AKIKO AND “THE TALE OF THE GENJI,” by G.G. Rowley. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan, 2000, 222 pp., $32.95.

There seems to be something of a “Genji” frenzy going on right now. Liza Dalby has the author writing her memoirs in her new book, “The Tale of Murasaki”; Ichinohe Saeko has a full-length modern-dance version in the works; Tomita Isao has written a “Genji” symphony; and and Miki Minoru has composed a three-hour “Genji” opera.

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