Books: In All Dignity

THE TALE OF GENJI, PART IV—BLUE TROUSERS—Lady Murasaki, translated by Arthur Waley—Houghton Mifflin ($3.50).

The Story. Through three volumes of well-bred indiscretions Prince Genji proved himself master of the delectable art of making love. In the fourth, with old age creeping on, he proves himself master of the art of being betrayed. Kashiwagi, Prince Genji's friend, cuckolds him with his girl-bride, Nyosan. In the fury of discovery Genji plans glorious revenge. But his usual dignity, mellowed by age, prevents him from hasty action, and allows of reconsideration. For it has occurred to him...

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