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A woman's weapon : spirit possession in the Tale of Genji

Author: Doris G Bargen; Murasaki Shikibu
Publisher: Honolulu, Hi. : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this subtle and highly original reading of Murasaki Shikibu's eleventh-century classic The Tale of Genji (Genji monogatari), Doris G. Bargen explores the role of possessing spirits (mono no ke) from a female viewpoint. In several key episodes of the Genji, Heian noblewomen (or their mediums) tremble, speak in strange voices, and tear their hair and clothing while under the spell of mono no ke. For literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bargen, Doris G.
Woman's weapon.
Honolulu, Hi. : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©1997
(DLC) 96025663
(OCoLC)34850104
Named Person: Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu.; Murasaki Shikibu; Murasaki Shikibu
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Doris G Bargen; Murasaki Shikibu
ISBN: 0585295859 9780585295855 0824818016 9780824818012 082481858X 9780824818586
OCLC Number: 45733471
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 379 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Doris G. Bargen.

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An examination of Murasaki Shikibu's 11th-century classic, "The Tale of Genji". The book focuses on the role of possessing spirits from a female point of view, arguing that spirit possession is a  Read more...

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