Must reading for insights into Murasaki Shikibu author of Japanese classic, "Tales of Genji". Good introductory comments.Published 4 months ago by carmelareads
Few people realize that the first novel was written by a Japanese woman before Beowulf was written. Japanese women of the 9th century before the Shogun era had more freedom and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Siobhan
Great insight in court life in the 10th-11th century Japan. The introduction really was helpful. Somehow the characters come to life thru her keen observations. Read morePublished 10 months ago by steven shadbolt
I guess it's a different take on the whole Heian era author of Genji. Interesting is all I can say.Published 23 months ago by Jeff I.
The Diary of Lady Murasaki is a very fine read, even by today's standards. Sadly short due to age, it still offers an amazing insight into court life of the time. Read morePublished on May 10, 2007 by J. Muije