The Tale of Genji: A Reader's Guideby William J. Puette
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No longer does the reader have to try and guess the novel's cultural and historical milieu. The author presents brief, illustrated essays on historical, philosophical, and cultural features of the novel, and discusses such relevant aspects as the balance between the tenets of Shintoism and Buddhism, the pervasive concepts of "karma" in human relationships, and the poetic aspects of "aware." Both general readers and literature students will find the background information contained in this "companion" indispensable to their reading and interpretation of this complex novel.