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The Resource A tale of false fortunes, Enchi Fumiko ; translated by Roger K. Thomas

A tale of false fortunes, Enchi Fumiko ; translated by Roger K. Thomas

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A tale of false fortunes
Title
A tale of false fortunes
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Enchi Fumiko ; translated by Roger K. Thomas
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
A Tale of False Fortunes is a masterful translation of Enchi Fumiko's (1905-1986) modern classic, Namamiko monogatari. Written in 1965, this prize-winning work of historical fiction presents an alternative account of an imperial love affair narrated in the eleventh-century romance A Tale of Flowering Fortunes (Eiga monogatari). Both stories are set in the Heian court of the emperor Ichijo (980-1011) and tell of the ill-fated love between the emperor and his first consort, Teishi, and of the political rivalries that threaten to divide them. While the earlier work can be viewed largely as a panegyric to the all-powerful regent Fujiwara no Michinaga, Enchi's account emphasizes Teishi's nobility and devotion to the emperor and celebrates her "moral victory" over the regent, who conspired to divert the emperor's attentions toward his own daughter, Shoshi. The narrative of A Tale of False Fortunes is built around a fictitious historical document, which is so well crafted that it was at first believed to be an actual document of the Heian period. Throughout Enchi's innovation and skill are evident as she alternates between modern and classical Japanese, interjecting her own commentary and extracts from A Tale of Flowering Fortunes, to impress upon the reader the authenticity of the tale presented within the novel
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1905-1986
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Enchi, Fumiko
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Language note
Translation of: Namamiko momogatari
LC call number
PL826.N3
LC item number
N313 2000eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Thomas, Roger K
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  • Emperors
  • Empresses
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Mediums
  • FICTION
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Emperors
  • Empresses
  • Mediums
  • Japan
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A tale of false fortunes, Enchi Fumiko ; translated by Roger K. Thomas
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rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Genealogy: Historical Figures in ATale of False Fortunes""; ""Prologue""; ""Chapter One""; ""Chapter Two""; ""Chapter Three""; ""Chapter Four""; ""Chapter Five""; ""Chapter Six""; ""About the Author and Translator""
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53976457
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9780585488370
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.21313/9780824861292
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22573/ctt62p1cs
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Electronic reproduction.
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(OCoLC)53976457
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A tale of false fortunes, Enchi Fumiko ; translated by Roger K. Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Genealogy: Historical Figures in ATale of False Fortunes""; ""Prologue""; ""Chapter One""; ""Chapter Two""; ""Chapter Three""; ""Chapter Four""; ""Chapter Five""; ""Chapter Six""; ""About the Author and Translator""
Control code
53976457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (150 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585488370
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824861292
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p1cs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53976457
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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