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The Tale of Murasaki - Liza Dalby
The Tale of Murasaki
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385497947 (0385497946)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Telynor's Library, and then some
Telynor's Library, and then some rated it
A gorgeous novel to read, and a delight. It's free of the usual idiocies that most Western novelists tend to throw into Japanese settings, and a must-read for anyone interested in Heian culture or The Tale of Genji. For the longer review, please go here:http://telynor.epinions.com/content_3821388147...
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Bashara Likes Books rated it
What really shines in this novel is the author's obvious passion and respect for her subject matter - 11th century Japan and the writer Murasaki Shikibu. This is an extremely detailed and well researched 'fictional biography'. She has used her extensive knowledge of the history and culture of Japa...
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The first/only American to qualify as a geisha wrote this in the first person, as a semi-fictionalised autobiography of an 11th century author who was also lady-in-waiting to an empress. She was famous for the tales of a character called Genji, but also wrote poems and a journal. The modern author u...
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