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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu

A princess likes stories. One of her ladies-in-waiting is good at making them up. Over years, the lady spins a long, elaborate story containing the princesss favorite theme: hot dudes nailing chicks. Crucially, the lady writes it down and here we are with historys first novel, the origin story of Japan, their Homer and their Star Wars, the winding and weird Tale of Genji.

This is around 1000 CE. In Europe, someone was writing Beowulf about hacking the arms off monsters. The world of Japan couldnt have been more different. This was the Heian Period, an effete and decadent time where folks spent most of their time writing poetry to women hidden behind screens and then weeping about the beauty of a sunrise.

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Things one might write a poem about
Sea grass
Tears
Chrysanthemums
Dew
Sleeves (wet, inevitably, with tears)
Autumn leaves
The phrase How long must I...

You can practice this at home. Try it!

How long must I wait until iHop opens
my sleeves wet with my tears

Sea grasses bend with the foamy tide
as I bend into my couch to binge Nashville

Theres almost a poem a page in this book, so get used to it, unless youre reading one of the bullshit translations that duck the poetry altogether. I read Seidenstickers translation, and perhaps skipped a few parts here and there because listen, it is lengthy. The Scheherezadian author kept tacking chapter after chapter onto the thing; it ambles on into the next generation and it ends up being like 1100 pages and I will perhaps catch up with the rest of these poems after I retire.

That author, that lady-in-waiting, we never got her name so we call her Lady Murasaki after the primary love interest for our handsome prince Genji, and heres the first thing you should know about that love interest: shes like ten. I mean not forever, but definitely when Genji first notices her and goes like what a babe, shes a babe indeed, and this whole book is squicky as all fuck. Not like Lolita squicky? He doesnt actually have sex with Murasaki when shes ten! He just kidnaps her and saves her in his palace for slightly later, which is also not great.

But hey, he also rapes and impregnates his stepmother, so. Rape is a little murky here - encounters that seem unambiguously to start with rape evolve into consensual affairs. I dont know if this was the time or the author or what. And this is as close as were getting to a plot: Genji seduces a series of women with various levels of consensuality.

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I mean, but its not actually that simple, and this is the wild thing about this ancient book: Genji has real psychological depth. The characters are consistent and they change over time for logical reasons. Theres a certain circularity; Genjis crimes will come back around to haunt him. The book seems to have more of a handle on how a novel might operate than other early experiments like Don Quixote, and Im not fucking with Don Quixote, its great, but certainly the second half is on a different trip than the first half is.

So Genji isnt just a historical landmark, its for real good reading. The setting is like nothing youve ever read before - if you want some nonfiction on the Heian period, by the way, the unanimous choice is The World of the Shining Prince, which is pretty good. The characters are memorable, sophisticated, and ambiguous. And if nothing else, its extremely easy to parody. Genji is just constantly moping about with a guitar, writing poems on fancy stationary thats described in exactly the same loving detail as the business cards from American Psycho, while women swoon over how good his handwriting is.

its long and weird, but worth it
Like an autumn moonrise, or my dick.
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A circus is a company of performers who put on diverse entertainment shows that may include clowns , acrobats , trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians , dancers , hoopers , tightrope walkers , jugglers , magicians , unicyclists , as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists. The term circus also describes the performance which has followed various formats through its year modern history. Although not the inventor of the medium, Philip Astley is credited as the father of the modern circus. In Astley, a skilled equestrian, began performing exhibitions of trick horse riding in an open field called Ha'Penny Hatch on the south side of the Thames River. Performances developed significantly over the next fifty years, with large-scale theatrical battle reenactments becoming a significant feature.

The Stick Guy. Bright colours, noise and spectacle add up to an entertainment of skills and excitement. From the clowns to trapeze artistes there is something for everyone especially children. Many people remember their first visit to the circus and at least one might draw a stick figure homage to them. In adult life there are many lessons to learn from the circus.

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Circus skills are a group of pursuits that have been performed as entertainment in circus , sideshow , busking , or variety , vaudeville or music hall shows. Most circus skills are still being performed today. Many are also practised by non-performers as a hobby.

From his humble origins as an assistant at a menagerie called the Zoological Institute of New York, the flamboyant Isaac Van Amburgh grew into the most famous lion tamer of the 19th century. His act was renowned for its extreme daring. After entering the cage clad in ancient Roman garb, Van Amburgh would taunt his collection of lions, tigers and leopards and force them to stand on his shoulders and let him ride on their backs. He would also act out scenes from the Bible by introducing a lamb and a young child into the mix and having them sit alongside his big cats as though they were its own cubs. His most famous admirer was the British Queen Victoria, who attended his London show seven times in and later commissioned a painting of him reclining with his cats.

Circus acts most commonly travel with circuses around the world. They may include acrobats, clowns, trained animals, trapeze acts, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, contortionists, trampoline, unicyclists and other stunt-oriented artists. There are different kinds of aerial props used by aerial acts or performers: trapeze, aerial silk, straps, aerial ring, rope, A variety of animals have historically been used in acts. While the types of animals used vary from circus to circus, big cats, elephants, horses, birds, sea lions and domestic animals are the most common.

Circus skills are a group of pursuits that have been performed as entertainment in circus , sideshow , busking , or variety , vaudeville or music hall shows. Most circus skills are still being performed today. Many are also practised by non-performers as a hobby. Circus schools and instructors use various systems of categorization to group circus skills by type. Systems that have attempted to formally organize circus skills into pragmatic teaching groupings include the Gurevich system [1] the basis of the Russian Circus School's curriculum and the Hovey Burgess system.

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