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Tue, Oct 25


Online Event

Between the Lines: a Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji

Join us to discuss The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu. We will be discussing Chapters 36 - 41 at this session.

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Between the Lines: a Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji
Between the Lines: a Monthly Discussion of the Tale of Genji

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Online Event

About the event

Hosted online via Zoom

Join us to discuss the Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu.  We will be discussing Chapter 36 - 41 at this session.  This event will be held on the third Tuesday every month.   You are welcome to read any versions you may have.  Please note that Arthur Waley and Suematsu Kencho editions are incomplete.

On October 25th, we will be discussing  the following six chapters (the translation of the chapter titles are from Royall Tyler's edition):

36. 柏木(The Oak Tree)

37. 横笛(The Flute)

38. 鈴虫(The Bell Cricket)

39. 夕霧(Evening Mist)

40. 御法(The Rites)

41. 幻(The Wizard)

Find a copy of Tale of Genji here.

The club is limited to Japan Society of Boston Members. Interested in joining but not yet a Member of the Japan Society of Boston? Consider becoming a member today!

About the Host:

Michelle Kyoko Crowson is an award-winning writer-translator and scholar of Japanese literature. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Oregon and an MFA from Vermont College. She is currently translating the collected works of the 18th century haikai poetess, Kaga no Chiyo.

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