The tale of Murasaki

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Chatto & Windus, 2000 - Fiction - 426 pages
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Dalby's prose is excellent, and the vocabulary lush. - Goodreads
The writing is a writer's dream come true. - Goodreads
I just think that the pacing and writing are off. - Goodreads
A little too long perhaps, but still a page turner. - Goodreads
Maybe if there had been pictures..... - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lindsey - Goodreads

It was interesting to see how much poetry was a part of the medieval Japanese culture. Little haiku/waka poems would be intertwined in daily conversations/activities. However, I admit I skimmed most of the poems near the end because they were everywhere! Read full review

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User Review  - Catherine - Goodreads

I found this a fascinating view of everyday customs and a conception of the world that is so different to my own. The images of nature and their connections to life, often in verse, are so beautifully ... Read full review


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Dably (popular author of Geisha and Tale of Murasaki) vividly recreates kimono and those who wore them through the centuries, exploring Japanese culture as well.

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