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  • BookLiterature

    The Tales of Genji, Book 1 (abridged)

    Number 6 in the series of essentials, Reading the Japanese Classics. This masterpiece of Japanese literature is introduced in two selected volumes. Enjoy the splendor of Genji’s youth, the torment of his exile, and the fabulous luxury of his prosperous years in these tales of love from ancient Japan.

  • BookLiterature

    Records of Ancient Matters (abridged)

    The first of 20 volumes in the series of essentials, Reading the Japanese Classics, in both classical and modern Japanese. This ancient book—the oldest written text in Japanese history—recounts tales of the gods, the land, and the Emperor. A moving work from the creative minds and dynamic world-views of the forefathers of Japan.