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The Tale of Genji: World’s first novel


The Tale of Genji from the Invitation to World Literature Series
Guest speaker Dr.David Damrosch、Mr.Joshua Seftel and Dr.Lynne Miyake will present
"Tale of Genji from the Invitation to World Literature series"

Saturday, February 23, 2013, 2pm

Guest speaker
Dr.David Damrosch, Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University
Mr. Joshua Seftel, an award-winning filmmaker, the founder of Seftel Productions in New York City
Dr. Lynne Miyake, Professor of Asian languages and literature at Pomona College

A thousand years ago, a Japanese woman began writing a story that was not quite fiction, not quite non-fiction, telling the story of the world of the Japanese imperial court but creating its own world, too—the world of Genji. The shining Genji, a man of wealth and power, devotes himself to love at the risk of losing everything. Enter the court of medieval Japan, and follow Genji's attempts to find perfect love and a beautiful life in the midst of the back-stabbing, scheming and deceit of the powerful people around him.

George J. Doizaki Gallery

As space is limited reservations are highly recommended. Suggested donation $15
Thank you for your generosity

Reservation require at: Wakana Kimura wkimura@jaccc.org or call 213-628-2725 ext.146

This event is sponsored in part by Annenberg Learner, funder and distributor of the Invitation to World Literature series. Annenberg Learner is unit of the Annenberg Foundation.





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