Murasaki Shikibu: Her Diary and Poetic Memoirs

300,00 kr.

Diary of Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020, author of Tale of Genji) “an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace – the auspicious birth of a prince, rivalries between the Emperor’s consorts, with sharp criticism of Murasaki’s fellow ladies-in-waiting and drunken courtiers, and telling remarks about the timid Empress and her powerful father, Michinaga. The Diary is also a work of great subtlety and intense personal reflection, as Murasaki makes penetrating insights into human psychology – her pragmatic observations always balanced by an exquisite and pensive melancholy”

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Murasaki Shikibu translated by Richard Bowring:. Murasaki Shikibu: Her Diary and Poetic Memoirs. A Translation and a Study (“The Diary of Lady Murasaki”). Princeton University Press, 1982. Publishers hardcover, with somewhat worn jacket, now protected, see photos. IX, 290 pp. Very good clean copy

First edition, published as part of “Princeton Library of Asian Translations”

Murasaki Shikibu: Her Diary and Poetic Memoirs

300,00 kr.

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