[Solo] Genji Monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu - lt

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Post by Lynnet » March 16th, 2020, 9:19 am

Genji Monogatari by Murasaki Shikibu (978 - c 1025). Translated by Suematsu Kencho (1855 - 1920)


Genji Monogatari, or The Tale of Genji, is a Japanese classic novel from the eleventh century. Supposedly commissioned by members of the Imperial Family, it tells the story of the son of the Emperor's favorite concubine and his role as a privileged boy and man, but not quite recognized as royal. He is placed in a loveless marriage, but continues a number of 'friendships' with the women of the court. This translation brings us the first seventeen chapters, and there is some dispute over the authorship of later (not included) chapters. The book gives us a fascinating insight into court life of the period. ( Lynne Thompson)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=wu.89076313527&view=1up&seq=1
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  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Murasaki Shikibu) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murasaki_Shikibu
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_Genji
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 18
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
  • Original publication date (if known): c1021
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Genres for the project: Romance; Culture & Heritage Fiction; Fictional Biographies & Memoirs

Keywords that describe the book: romance, Japan, family, exile, court life, bereavement, emperor, concubine

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Post by silverquill » March 16th, 2020, 10:40 am

Do you need a DPL for this project?
I don't know that I ever actually read the whole thing, but I remember studying about this way back in my university days. I took several course in Japanese history and literature, and language. Spent one summer term in Tokyo studying at Sophia University.

Anyway, I'm available if needed, or not as the case may be.
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Post by Lynnet » March 16th, 2020, 11:19 am

silverquill wrote:
March 16th, 2020, 10:40 am
Do you need a DPL for this project?
I don't know that I ever actually read the whole thing, but I remember studying about this way back in my university days. I took several course in Japanese history and literature, and language. Spent one summer term in Tokyo studying at Sophia University.

Anyway, I'm available if needed, or not as the case may be.
You are far more knowledgeable than I! I read it a few months ago and really enjoyed it, so decided to record it. There is a group project in the catalog, but since many listeners prefer solos, I thought why not. (The answer could be my mangling of Japanese pronunciation!). Anyway, you’ve got the job... but I expect it will be a drawn-out project (too many irons in the fire!)

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Post by silverquill » March 16th, 2020, 9:16 pm

Irons in the fire . . . same here, so glad to follow along at your pace.
I did listen to the intro this morning and it is PL OK.

Thanks for having me. :D
~Larry

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Post by silverquill » March 17th, 2020, 10:33 pm

Oh, forgot to post that the intro is PL OK
One small note for Section 1
5:56-59 dog barking
minor, but I thought I'd mention it, and you can decide to fix or not.
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Post by Lynnet » March 18th, 2020, 9:05 am

silverquill wrote:
March 17th, 2020, 10:33 pm
Oh, forgot to post that the intro is PL OK
One small note for Section 1
5:56-59 dog barking
minor, but I thought I'd mention it, and you can decide to fix or not.
Yes, that was Baxter, my corgi 8-) In general, we overlook minor background noises like that,unless it interferes with listening. I didn’t think it did.

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Post by Lynnet » March 26th, 2020, 3:42 pm

The next chapter is very long, so I have split it in two at what seemed to me a logical point.
Section 2 is ready.

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Post by silverquill » March 27th, 2020, 9:47 am

Lynnet wrote:
March 26th, 2020, 3:42 pm
The next chapter is very long, so I have split it in two at what seemed to me a logical point.
Section 2 is ready.
Bit off the end of his finger - oh, my!
PL OK
~Larry

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Post by Lynnet » March 27th, 2020, 10:08 am

A woman scorned and all that :lol:

Section 3 is up.

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Post by silverquill » March 30th, 2020, 9:14 am

Lynnet wrote:
March 27th, 2020, 10:08 am
A woman scorned and all that :lol:

Section 3 is up.
3 and 4 are PL OK.
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Post by Lynnet » April 3rd, 2020, 4:27 pm

The marathon section 5 is up.

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Post by silverquill » April 9th, 2020, 8:56 am

Lynnet wrote:
April 3rd, 2020, 4:27 pm
The marathon section 5 is up.
PL OK
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Post by Lynnet » April 13th, 2020, 7:26 am

Section 6 is up.

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Post by silverquill » April 14th, 2020, 9:24 pm

Lynnet wrote:
April 13th, 2020, 7:26 am
Section 6 is up.
Just a louder than normal click or bang at 20:20 and one not quite so bad at about 45:08
Just thought I'd mention them in case you'd like to fix them.
~Larry

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Post by Lynnet » April 18th, 2020, 3:27 pm

silverquill wrote:
April 14th, 2020, 9:24 pm
Lynnet wrote:
April 13th, 2020, 7:26 am
Section 6 is up.
Just a louder than normal click or bang at 20:20 and one not quite so bad at about 45:08
Just thought I'd mention them in case you'd like to fix them.
Hmmm... are you sure about the times? I didn't detect anything amiss :hmm:

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