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The Diary of Lady Murasaki

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The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Murasaki Shikibu
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The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973 c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace the auspicious birth of a prince, rivalries between the Emperor's consorts, with sharp criticism of Murasaki's fellow ladies-in-waiting and drunken courtiers, and telling remarks about the timid Empress and her powerful father, Michinaga. The Diary is also a work of great subtlety and intense personal reflection, as Murasaki makes penetrating insights into human psychology her pragmatic observations always balanced by an exquisite and pensive melancholy.

Author Biography

Lady Murasaki lived in Japan at the end of the ninth century. She was the author of The Tale of the Genji, which has been hailed as the first novel. Richard Bowring has also translated The Tale of the Genji and is editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan.
Release date NZ
March 7th, 1996
Contributors
Introduction by Richard John Bowring Notes by Richard John Bowring Translated by Richard John Bowring
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations, geneal. table,map,plans
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
144
Dimensions
129x198x8
ISBN-13
9780140435764
Product ID
1660397

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