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The Resource The Tale of Murasaki

The Tale of Murasaki

Label
The Tale of Murasaki
Title
The Tale of Murasaki
Statement of responsibility
Liza Dalby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Tale of Murasaki is an elegant and brilliantly authentic historical novel by the author of Geisha and the only Westerner ever to have become a geisha.In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu wrote the world's first novel, The Tale of Genji, the most popular work in the history of Japanese literature. In The Tale of Murasaki, Liza Dalby has created a breathtaking fictionalized narrative of the life of this timeless poet--a lonely girl who becomes such a compelling storyteller that she is invited to regale the empress with her tales. The Tale of Murasaki is the story of an enchanting time and an exotic place. Whether writing about mystical rice fields in the rainy mountains or the politics and intrigue of the royal court, Dalby breathes astonishing life into ancient Japan.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Murasaki Shikibu, the real-life author of "The Tale of Genji," uses her imagination and storytelling abilities to escape from loneliness, and later to entertain the empress and express the political and sexual intrigue she has experienced
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183037
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The Tale of Murasaki
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1592a365-3954-4b04-93f8-ec323fa5341a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781400032785
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Tale of Murasaki
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1592a365-3954-4b04-93f8-ec323fa5341a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781400032785
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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