The diary of lady murasaki by Murasaki Lady

The diary of lady murasaki Book Feb 23 2006

By Murasaki Lady
Book
$13.66 USD

The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace - the auspicious birth of a prince, rivalries between the Emperor's consorts, with sharp criticism of Murasaki's fellow ladies-in-waiting and drunken courtiers, and telling remarks about the timid Empress and her powerful father, Michinaga. The Diary is also a work of great subtlety and intense personal reflection, as Murasaki makes penetrating insights into human psychology - her pragmatic observations always balanced by an exquisite and pensive melancholy.

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Format
Book
Publisher
ADULT PBS
Publication date
Feb 23 2006
ISBN-13
9780140435764
ISBN-10
014043576X
Weight
112.0g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 8.0mm