The tale of Murasaki

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Chatto & Windus, 2000 - Fiction - 426 pages
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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Detailed depiction of life in 11th century Japan. With writing as an outlet for our main character - a woman we get glimpses of as she makes her way through life. She writes poetry, a diary and a huge novel and her actual writing flows in/around this historical novel about her. Read full review

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User Review  - Jspig - LibraryThing

The book was well written, and the descriptions of 11th century Japan were beautiful and very well researched, but I found the story as a whole incredibly boring. 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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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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