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

Contents

Chifuru Chifuru
13
Night of the Hazy Moon Oboroiukiyo
27
Ruri Blue Like Lapis Lazuli Ruri
44
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About the author (2000)

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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