The Diary of Lady Murasaki

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi.

Author: Murasaki Shikibu

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141907659

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

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The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is 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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

Rare glimpses of the intrigues and drama of court life in 11th-century Japan as expressed by the empress's tutor and companion, who also wrote the fictional Tale of Genji.

Author: Shikibu Murasaki

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486845722

Category: History

Page: 80

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Rare glimpses of the intrigues and drama of court life in 11th-century Japan as expressed by the empress's tutor and companion, who also wrote the fictional Tale of Genji.
Categories: History

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

The Diary of Lady Murasaki

No one with such a gift can fail to be lonely, and Murasaki Shikibu seems very
lonely, but it is not passionate rebellion, nor abiding melancholy; ... —Amy Lowell
The Diary of Lady Murasaki THE DIARY OF MURASAKI SHIKIBU1 xvi Foreword.

Author: Shikibu Murasaki

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486836652

Category: History

Page: 80

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Derived from the journals of an empress's tutor and companion, this unique book offers rare glimpses of court life in eleventh-century Japan. Lady Murasaki recounts episodes of drama and intrigue among courtiers as well as the elaborate rituals related to the birth of a prince. Her observations, expressed with great subtlety, offer penetrating and timeless insights into human nature. Murasaki Shikibu (circa AD 973–1025) served among the gifted poets and writers of the imperial court during the Heian period. She and other women of the era were instrumental in developing Japanese as a written language, and her masterpiece, The Tale of Genji, is regarded as the world's first novel. Lady Murasaki's diary reveals the role of books in her society, including the laborious copying of texts and their high status as treasured gifts. This translation is accompanied by a Foreword from American poet and Japanophile Amy Lowell.
Categories: History

Readings in World History China India and Japan the middle period

Readings in World History  China  India  and Japan  the middle period

In any event , Murasaki was thoroughly familiar with the institutions and
ceremonies of the court at Heian and the activities and intrigues of its members .
The following excerpts from Lady Murasaki ' s Diary give an indication of her
literary style ...

Author: William Hardy McNeill

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89051200020

Category: History

Page:

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Categories: History

Objects of Discourse

Objects of Discourse

Memoirs by Women of Heian Japan John R. Wallace ... 41 Imai , Murasaki
Shikibu , 141 – 46 . ... 1 , 251 - 52 and Richard Bowring , trans . , The Diary of
Lady Murasaki , Penguin Classics ( New York : Penguin Books USA , 1996 ) , 14 ,
n .

Author: John R. Wallace

Publisher: University of Michigan Center for

ISBN: UVA:X004911226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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Wallace analyzes the four main 10th- and 11th-century Heian memoirs by women for their individual characteristics and what they suggest of Heian literature more broadly. He treats the memoirists not as passive objects of men's romantic play but rather as individuals who strategically confront their difficult life situations in part by writing about their experiences. Wallace further finds in the memoirs a rich resource for understanding rhetorical and structural features of Japan's high classical period literary prose. After taking up historical issues such as the newly developed vernacular scripts and pre-texts of the memoirs, Wallace probes Gossamer Years, Lady Izumi's Story, Lady Murasaki's Journal, and The Sarashina Memoir for their stylistic aspects, rhetorical devices, Foucault's 'networks of power', and narrative structure, respectively. The result is a fascinating study of Heian women writers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The History of Sexuality Sourcebook

The History of Sexuality Sourcebook

Moche Drinking Cup ” is taken from Teaching Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of
Genji , Elizabeth Benson , The Mochica : A Culture ... The Diary of Lady Murasaki
” is taken from J. Paul Getty Museum , 2001 ) ; or Michael Grant's The Diary of
Lady ...

Author: Mathew Kuefler

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: CORNELL:31924107157806

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 455

View: 907

"This volume is a keeper. Courses based on Kuefler will illuminate their audiences and probably win teaching awards too." - Paul R. Hyams, Cornell University
Categories: Health & Fitness

Japanese Portraits

Japanese Portraits

This perceptive criticism was written in the diary of Lady Murasaki Shikibu in the
first years of the 11th century . She was writing about Sei Shonagon , a woman
who , like herself , was a member of the Japanese court society . From the
outside ...

Author: Dorothy Hoobler

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 0811463818

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Explores the history and culture of Japan by narrating the biog. of notable people from different walks of life and different periods in history. Features major figures from Japanese history, ancient to modern: the Prince of Sacred Virtue -- Shotoku Tai female authors Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon; the brother warriors (samurai) Yoritomo and Yoshitsu Buddhist leader Nichiren; tea ceremony master Sen No Rikyu; Okuni, founder of Kabuki theater; Mitsui Shuho, a bride from a wealthy merchant family; haiku poet Basho; Zen painter Hokusa; Saigo Takemori, the last samurai; feminist Hani Motoko; and Akio Morita, founder of Sony Corp.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Japan Art and Civilization

Japan  Art and Civilization

A woman observes the scene through a small opening in a curtain . 175. TOKYO
. HOKE - KYŌ . ... of an emakimono ( twelfth century ) reproducing one of the
chapters of the diary of Lady Murasaki Shikibu . The calligraphy is executed in ink
 ...

Author: Louis-Frédéric

Publisher: ABRAMS

ISBN: UOM:39076001747661

Category: Art

Page: 503

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Categories: Art

The East

The East

Women who received compliments from Murasaki Shikibu were not brilliant . Her
unkind words for Sei Shõnagon and Izumi Shikibu sprang from her sense of
rivalry . In her diary she does not mention The Pillou Book , the other literary ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015051784786

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

Civilization Past and Present

Civilization Past and Present

The Penguin titles available are : MARCO POLO THE TRAVELS THE EPIC OF
GILGAMESH Sagnet Class THE DIARY OF LADY MURASAKI VOLTAIRE
CANDIDE ZADIG and sclected stories Anonymous , The Song of Roland Dante ,
The ...

Author: Palmira Brummett

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 0321053060

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 986

Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, is a carefully honed version of the best-selling Civilization Past and Present, Ninth Edition. It treats the development and growth of civilization not as a unique European experience but as a global one through which all the great culture systems have interacted to produce the present-day world. This new text includes all the elements of history-social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal, and technological-to illustrate that global interaction.MARKET Appropriate for anyone interested in World History.
Categories: History

Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics

Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher:

ISBN: 0147501148

Category: Literature

Page: 297

View: 660

Categories: Literature

Words of Love

Words of Love

Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath Pamela Norris. sending Godwin
the last volume of Rousseau ... Bowring , Richard ( trans . and intro . ) , The Diary
of Lady Murasaki , London : Penguin Books , 1996 Brookner , Anita , A Start in ...

Author: Pamela Norris

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: STANFORD:36105126930218

Category: Feminism and literature

Page: 501

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A rich, diverse social and cultural history of the development of romantic love in the West.
Categories: Feminism and literature

A Century of British Medieval Studies

A Century of British Medieval Studies

Murasaki Shikibu: Her Diary and Poetic Memoirs (Princeton: UP). , 1988.
Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji (Cambridge: UP). , tr.,1996. The Diary of
Lady Murasaki (London: Penguin). Ceadel, Eric B., ed., 1953. Literatures of the
East: An ...

Author: Alan Deyermond

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015073966213

Category: History

Page: 801

View: 148

This is an authoritative guide to the complete range of medieval scholarship undertaken in twentieth-century Britain: history, archaeology, language, culture. Some of the twenty-nine essays focus on changes in research method or on the achievements of individual scholars, others are the personal account of a lifetime's work in a discipline. Many outline the ways in which subjects may develop in the twenty-first century.
Categories: History

American Buddhist

American Buddhist

The second diary in the book was written by Murasaki Shikubu ( Lady Murasaki )
, the author of " The Tales of Genji . ” She was born in about 978 , and her father ,
Fujiwara no Tametoki , belonged to a minor branch of the powerful Fujiwara ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030289734

Category: Buddhism

Page:

View: 362

Categories: Buddhism

The Heritage of Japanese Art

The Heritage of Japanese Art

Pl . 81 ( opposite below ) The scroll painting Murasaki Shikibu Nikki E - maki
depicts episodes Illustrated diary of Lady recorded in the diary of the court lady
Murasaki Shikibu , the authoress Murasaki , of The Tale of Genji , when she was
in the ...

Author: Masao Ishizawa

Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated

ISBN: 0870114816

Category: Art

Page: 208

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Based on a comprehensive work produced by Japan's art scholars, this volume is a chronological and historical overview of Japanese painting, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, woodblock prints, lacquer ware and metalwork.
Categories: Art

Encyclopedia of Asian history

Encyclopedia of Asian history

(quoted in Earl Miner, japanese Poetic Diaries,1969) The development of kana
also stimulated the birth of a native prose literature. The monogatari and nikki, the
former being a true narrative tale (such as Lady Murasaki's Tale of Genji) and ...

Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39076000676630

Category: History

Page: 1532

View: 841

A collection of articles that survey the full scope of Asian history, discussing major historical events and periods from Bronze Age China to modern India, looking at the geography of the continent, profiling over 1,200 influential men and women, and examining aspects of Asian culture and society.
Categories: History

The Tale of Murasaki

The Tale of Murasaki

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.

Author: Liza Dalby

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385497954

Category: Fiction

Page: 426

View: 980

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.
Categories: Fiction