The Tale of Genji: The First Novel

The Tale of Genji

Introduction The Tale of Genji is considered the world’s first novel, a masterpiece of Japanese literature that has captivated readers for over 1,000 years. Written in the early 11th century by a court lady named Murasaki Shikibu, this epic work offers a vivid glimpse into Japan’s Heian era’s culture, relationships, and emotions. Spanning 54 chapters … Read more