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dc.contributor.authorKido, Elissa
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:24:55Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:24:55Z
dc.date.issued10/16/2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/2867
dc.description.abstractThe Tale of Genji, written in the early eleventh century by a Japanese woman in the imperial court, is the undisputed masterpiece of classical Japanese literature. Some critics suggest that Japanese fiction owes its existence to The Tale of Genji since it is the earliest work in the history of Japanese literature to set the literary standards for the narrative (Rimer 200). In terms of world literature, the presence of psychological introspection in such an early work has prompted Western critics to acclaim Genji as the world's first psychological novel (Morris 265), if not indeed "the oldest true novel written anywhere in the world" (Keene 187). The hero of this novel is Prince Genji whose appearance and abilities are so brilliant that he is called Hikaru Genji, the Shining Prince or the Radiant One. He is by every Heian standard the beau ideal, and his charismatic appeal is far-reaching.
dc.subjectNames In Literature
dc.subjectOnomastics In Literature
dc.subjectMurasaki Shikibu
dc.subjectGenji
dc.subjectNames Personal
dc.subjectNaming
dc.subjectHeian Period
dc.titleNames, Naming, and Nature in the Tale of Genji
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:24:56Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleLiterary Onomastics Studies
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    Literary Onomastics Studies was published from 1974 to 1989 as “the official journal of the proceedings of the annual Conference on Literary Onomastics,” held during those years at SUNY Brockport or in Rochester, New York.

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