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Diary of Lady Murasaki (96 Edition)

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Publisher Comments:

A translation of the diary of Japan's most acclaimed prose writer. Part of the "Penguin Classics" fiftieth anniversary promotion.

Synopsis:

This is the diary of Lady Murasaki, the Japanese prose writer. It describes the Heian court at its apogee and offers an intimate picture of the author's life as tutor and companion to the timid Empress Shoshi. It reveals the underside of imperial splendour from a female point of view.

About the Author

Murasaki Shikibu, born in 978, was a member of Japan's Fujiwara clan, which ruled behind the scenes during the Heian Period by providing the brides and courtesans of all the emperors. Lady Murasaki's rare literary talent, particularly her skill as a poet, secured her a place in the court of Empress Akiko. After the death of her husband, she cloistered herself to study Buddhism, raise her daughter, and write the world's first novel Genji Monogatari, the tale of the shining Prince Genji.

Table of Contents

Preface

A Note on Japanese Names and Dates

Introduction

Cultural background

The author

The diary

THE DIARY OF LADY MURASAKI Appendix I: Ground-plans and Map

Appendix II: Additional Sources

A Guide to Further Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140435764
Translator:
Bowring, Richard
Author:
Murasaki
Author:
Shikibu, Murasaki
Author:
Bowring, Richard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Diaries
Subject:
Women authors, Japanese.
Subject:
Women authors, Japanese -- Heian period, 794-1185 -- Diaries.
Subject:
Heian period, 794-1185
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Murasaki Shikibu - Diaries
Subject:
Women authors, Japanese - Heian period, 794-
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
51
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.00x4.84x.37 in. .25 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Classics » Japanese
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » General

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Product details 144 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140435764 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This is the diary of Lady Murasaki, the Japanese prose writer. It describes the Heian court at its apogee and offers an intimate picture of the author's life as tutor and companion to the timid Empress Shoshi. It reveals the underside of imperial splendour from a female point of view.
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