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Sam Sacks: ‘The Tale of the Heike’, 21 November 2013

The Tale of the Heike 
translated by Royall Tyler.
Viking, 734 pp., $50, October 2012, 978 0 670 02513 8
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... of the Genji, is the subject of the Heike monogatari, The Tale of the Heike, newly translated by Royall Tyler. Tyler is the most prominent translator since Arthur Waley and Edward Seidensticker to take on the Sisyphean task of rendering Japan’s vast classical literature into accessible English. The Tale of the Heike ...

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