New translation of the world's oldest novel

Books Aug 1, 2015

New translation of the world's oldest novel

by Damian Flanagan

'The Tale of Genji," written by Murasaki Shikibu around 1,000 A.D., is regarded by many as the world's first novel and is arguably the most influential work of Japanese literature ever written, inspiring countless other works of drama, fiction and fine art. ...