The Tale of Murasaki
A NovelBook - 2001
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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2001, c2000
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: xix, 426 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm