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The Resource The Diary of Lady Murasaki, Shikibu Murasaki, (electronic resource)

The Diary of Lady Murasaki, Shikibu Murasaki, (electronic resource)

Label
The Diary of Lady Murasaki
Title
The Diary of Lady Murasaki
Statement of responsibility
Shikibu Murasaki
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Derived from the journals of an empress's tutor and companion, this unique book offers rare glimpses of court life in eleventh-century Japan. Lady Murasaki recounts episodes of drama and intrigue among courtiers as well as the elaborate rituals related to the birth of a prince. Her observations, expressed with great subtlety, offer penetrating and timeless insights into human nature. Murasaki Shikibu (circa AD 973-1025) served among the gifted poets and writers of the imperial court during the Heian period. She and other women of the era were instrumental in developing Japanese as a written language, and her masterpiece, The Tale of Genji , is regarded as the world's first novel. Lady Murasaki's diary reveals the role of books in her society, including the laborious copying of texts and their high status as treasured gifts. This translation is accompanied by a Foreword from American poet and Japanophile Amy Lowell
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CtWfDGI
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978?-
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Murasaki Shikibu
Dewey number
895.6/814/03
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL788.4.Z5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1947-
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Bowring, Richard
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  • Murasaki Shikibu
  • Women authors, Japanese
Label
The Diary of Lady Murasaki, Shikibu Murasaki, (electronic resource)
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https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNzMxNjkx
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00032435
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486845722
Isbn Type
(epub)
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unknown
Other control number
9780486845722
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Diary of Lady Murasaki, Shikibu Murasaki, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxNzMxNjkx
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00032435
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486845722
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486845722
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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