Books: Jap Lothario II

THE SACRED TREE — Lady Murasaki — Translated by Arthur Waley — Houghton, Mifflin ($3.50). "Being a continuation," continues the title, "of The Tale of Genji," of which multivolumed novel of 11th Century Nippon (TIME, Aug. 3) a third part will shortly appear. Prince Genji, son of an imperial concubine, sustains the family's amative tradition with graceful zest and much discreet slippering through his father's seraglios and the chambers of ladies, married and otherwise, among the plebs. In this volume he survives an exile inflicted upon him by his mother's chief...

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