Monday, April 09, 2007

While looking for The Tale of Genji

The Big Chain Bookstore didn't have The Tale of Genji, but they did have green tea latte, and so there was some consolation.


Reya Mellicker said...

Coffee shops are the new libraries. I was just thinking about this the other day.

Marly Youmans said...

Well, I was tempted by the thing, but I don't think I shall take Genji to Yaddo with me! Too distracting. You and Chris will have to hold the Genji fort.

Karen McL said...

Lori - I've read several translations of the Tale of Genji and BY far my Fav is the one by Arthur Waley, Published by The Modern Library, Random House (my copy is from 1960...but they might have a more recent edition).

It has the best readable translation and best footnotes - and I posted about it here.

Good luck on finding it.


chris miller said...

This is April, isn't it ?

Shouldn't you be tying this hunting-for-Genji drawing around a twig of cherry blossoms ?

Stewart Sternberg said...

I don't know why, but I love seeing sketches on legal paper. Yellow pads...napkins..scraps. Maybe because it speaks to the immediacy of the work. Maybe the idea that normal objects can be works of art...that somehow it takes art and brings it to a level that becomes more accessible.

Nice sketches here. I think I am going to start publishing some of my artwork. Of course, mine are the scribblings of a diseased mind. But still.