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Murasaki Shikibu (973–1014)

Autor(a) de The Tale of Genji

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About the Author

Little is known of Murasaki Shikibu's life beyond what she tells in her diary. Even the name by which she is known is a sobriquet. Among her ancestors were men of literary talent. She married and had a daughter but was widowed in 1001. In that same decade, she entered the service of an empress. Her mostrar mais literary reputation may have been a factor in her appointment, and she must have had substantial patronage, because the paper needed for writing a novel was rare and expensive. Her Tale of Genji (c.1000) is generally considered the greatest work in Japanese literature. Love would appear to be the main subject, but, in fact, the author probes human frailty, the evanescence of things, and spiritual concerns. Nothing is known of Lady Murasaki's life after 1013. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras de Murasaki Shikibu

The Tale of Genji (2015) — Autor — 5,535 cópias
The Diary of Lady Murasaki (1008) 471 cópias
The Tale of Genji [part 1] (1961) 214 cópias
The Tale of Genji, Vol. I (1022) 171 cópias
The tale of Genji : abridged (2014) 135 cópias
The Tale of Genji, Vol. II (1022) 94 cópias
The Sacred Tree (1926) 25 cópias
The Tale of Genji (Part I) (1955) 12 cópias
Het verhaal van Genji I (2020) 8 cópias
Blue Trousers (1928) 6 cópias
The Bridge of Dreams (1933) 4 cópias
源氏物語 4 cópias
源氏物語(二) (2000) 3 cópias
源氏物語(四) (2000) 3 cópias
源氏物語(一) (2000) 3 cópias
源氏物語 (第6巻) (2004) 3 cópias
源氏物語(三) (2000) 3 cópias
The Tale of Genji Notecards (2009) 2 cópias
O Romance de Genji (Book 2) (2009) 2 cópias
Het verhaal van Genji IV (2021) 2 cópias
Poèmes (1986) 2 cópias
Le Genji monogatari 1 exemplar(es)
Murasaki Shikibu 1 exemplar(es)
源氏物語 (第4巻) 1 exemplar(es)
源氏物語 (第3巻) 1 exemplar(es)
源氏物語 (第2巻) 1 exemplar(es)
源氏物語 (第1巻) 1 exemplar(es)
The Tale of Genji (2023) 1 exemplar(es)
Tale of Genji : Abridged 1 exemplar(es)
Anthology of Japanese Literature (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
Selections from Genji Monogatari (2010) 1 exemplar(es)
The Tale of Genji, E5 1 exemplar(es)
Princ in dvorne gospe 1 1 exemplar(es)
The Tale of Genji, book 1 of 3 (2017) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Yuan shi wu yu (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
源氏物語 (まんがで読破) (2010) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

One Hundred People, One Poem Each (1235) — Contribuinte — 575 cópias
Women Poets of Japan (1977) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
Lady Murasaki's Tale of Genji: The Manga Edition (2022) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Tale of Genji (1600) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Tale of Genji Symphonic Fantasy (2000) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias


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The Tale of Genji em Japanese Culture (Dezembro 2014)


Read 150 pages or so. Interesting from a historical perspective, but I think one would really have to be into 11th cent Japanese courtly romances to get through it all.
nngrey | outras 52 resenhas | Jan 15, 2024 |
This was a wonderful book. If you've been intimidated, don't hesitate to pick up this classic- it was surprisingly approachable (I read the Waley translation). Many thanks to my reading friend for buddy reading with me.
mmcrawford | outras 52 resenhas | Dec 5, 2023 |
Murasaki Shikibu, as a woman from tenth century Japan, is not a well-known figure beyond that she created what's known as the world's first novel. That said, her diary, instead of illuminating her, makes her more of an enigma than ever. "Murasaki Shikibu" isn't even her real name but her father's combined with her father's title. Still, what is revealed is an intriguing puzzle of a complex woman.

Muraskai's diary focuses on the other women at court, their dress, and their comings and goings. On the surface, some might think this information is frivolous, but Murasaki is clearly interested in a hierarchy that dictates her standing and her future. She is keenly aware of the fact that she is an older and educated woman and that she is expected to act a certain way, avoid certain behaviors that are deemed too flirtatious, and to avoid wearing too bright clothing, which is seen as more appropriate for younger women. However, when she switches to writing what feels like a letter to a confidante, she reveals a melancholy disposition who is nevertheless loyal to the young Her Majesty and her few friends, whom the editor Bowring insists are JUST friends, even when they compare themselves to mandarin ducks, the symbol of lovers.

The jewel of the book is Murasaki's diary. It's a pity it's so short. The introduction is helpful, but readers should be able to figure out most of what's going on without it. Meanwhile, the Appendices are dry and don't add anything. Overall, an interesting read.
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readerbug2 | outras 8 resenhas | Nov 16, 2023 |
While I was reading this book, I constantly forgot how early it was written. The culture described is so highly developed and the style in which the book (can I say novel?) is written, is too. Murasaki is a keen observer of the human mind. 'The Tale of the Genji' has a gentleness that I love. Tip: read it after Beowulf (written in the same time).
Twisk | outras 52 resenhas | Oct 2, 2023 |



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