July 20, 2014 · 1:00 PM
Written in the 11th century, this exquisite portrait of courtly life in medieval Japan is widely celebrated as the world’s first novel. Genji, the Shining Prince, is the son of an emperor. He is a passionate character whose tempestuous nature, love affairs, and shifting political fortunes form the core of this magnificent epic.
We'll read this in the Royall Tyler translation. This is a long book (over 1200 swashbuckling pages), so if you RSVP, please start reading now.
*If you've found a different version, that's fine as well. It will make finding passages more challenging, but we can compare translations.
Please bring cash to pay for your dinner and drink.