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The tale of Murasaki : a novel

Author: Liza Crihfield Dalby
Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dalby, Liza Crihfield.
Tale of Murasaki.
New York : Nan A. Talese, Doubleday, ©2000
(OCoLC)647281411
Named Person: Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Crihfield Dalby
ISBN: 0385497946 9780385497947 9780965008556 096500855X
OCLC Number: 42953114
Description: xix, 426 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Liza Dalby.
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"The sensitive and modest daughter of a mid-ranking court poet, Murasaki Shikibu staves off loneliness with her acitve imagination, telling stories about the dashing Prince Genji to her close friends. At first, they are their private entertainment, but soon Genji's amorous adventures are leaked to the public and Murasaki is thrust into the life of a kind of eleventh-century Japanese celebrity. She is compelled by a charismatic regent to accept a position at court regaling the empress with her stories. At court, Lady Murasaki becomes caught in a vortex of high politics and sexual intrigue, which begins to reflect itself in her stories."--Jacket.

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