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Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Deborah Schuff - Goodreads

Murasaki Shikibu wrote the world's first novel. She also invented the world's first anti-hero. AND she wrote it in Japanese, a language then spurned for all "serious" work (read by "literate men") in ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Rebecca Bugge - Goodreads

Murasaki Shikibu is mainly known for her The tale of Genji, but she has made another important contribution to the literary heritage of old Japan, and that is her diary, or nikki as they are called in ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Douglas - Goodreads

I read The Diary of Lady Murasaki in preparation for another attempt on The Tale of Genji. The Diary is a slight work in every sense of the word, registering at 66 pages (not counting the 44 pages of ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Shirin Chawla - Goodreads

Lady Murasaki was the first person to truly author a fictional novel, The Tales of Genji. This biographical look at her life is instinctively true to her perspective and filled with a familiarity of depth. The Bell Jar of ancient Japan. Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Cantankerous Rex - Goodreads

Really enjoyed it. Different times and locations, but it helped to ground Guy Gavriel Kay's 'Under Heaven' for me. Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Liz - Goodreads

Murasaki, I could listen all day to your seesawing between bitching about the other women at court and attacks of shame at your own spiteful pettiness. the appendix of the edition I have includes ... Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Yous - Goodreads

For History 101 but still a good read. Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Madeline - Goodreads

fabulous, Japanese History through the eyes of a woman Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Trent Ross - Goodreads

great if your at all interested in Court life in Japan. Long descriptions of people and clothing and ceremonies. Lots of good gossip Read full review

Review: The Diary of Lady Murasaki

User Review  - Briynne - Goodreads

I read this on suggestion from my little brother, who is a history major who focuses on Asian history. It's, as the title suggests, the diary of a court lady from Japan, c. 1000 AD. Lady Murasaki went ... Read full review


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