- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics; 1 edition (March 9, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014043576X
- ISBN-13: 978-0140435764
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #166,310 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Diary of Lady Murasaki (Penguin Classics) Paperback – October 1, 1996
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Text: English (translation)
About the Author
Lady Murasaki lived in Japan at the end of the ninth century. She was the author of The Tale of the Genji, which has been hailed as the first novel. Richard Bowring has also translated The Tale of the Genji and is editor of the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan.
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At least you hopefully haven't had to lock yourself in a closet to escape your boss's pawing drunkcreep friend.
Murasaki Shikibu comesacross as really likeable (and less likely to troll you for bad life decisions than Sei Shonagon, her wonderfully catty rival) and get attention to detail makes this work a delight. Recommend, especially for fans of her work Genji Monogatari!
re interested in the life and culture of a heike noble, read this.
The author does a decent job of editing as well, nothing to complain about. The background seems useful for those who are not well educated in Japanese culture or furnishings, or perhaps culture of the Heian period.