BE. Witter Bynner

7. Reviews of Tale of Genji, by Murasaki Shikibu, translated by Arthur Waley (D26c). New York Herald Tribune Books, 27 September 1925, 11 April 1926, 24 April 1927, 12 August 1928.

  Reprinted in Prose Pieces and The Selected Witter Bynner.  

In reviews of the four sections of Waley’s translation Bynner finds the work ‘accomplished’ and ‘industrious’, Murasaki Shikibu ‘sheerly a genius’, and the novel itself ‘one of the few literary masterpieces of all time’. Reprinted in 19 and 21.







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