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The Tale of Murasaki

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The Tale of Murasaki by Liza Dalby
Paperback $16.95
Aug 21, 2001 | ISBN 9780385497954

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“Luscious, lush and languorously elegant…. You feel you are breathing the air of 11th-century Japan.”
USA Today

“Liza Dalby is not just a remarkable scholar of Japan–she is a keen storyteller.”
–Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha

“An impressive spectacle…. Demands to be savored and appreciated.”
San Francisco Sunday Examiner & Chronicle

“An amazing feat…. Anyone already an enthusiast either of [The Tale of] Genji or of Arthur Golden’s wonderful Memoirs of a Geisha will already be running to the bookstore for this book…. A wonderful accomplishment.”–Newsday

“Exquisite and poetic…. A leisurely, rich novel told in a dreamy style…. Elegant.”
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

“Captivating…. The Tale of Murasaki gets the big things right, including, indispensably, the dark undercurrent of sadness running below the bright, embroidered surface…. All this, and much more, rings so true to the created milieu of Genji that one is inclined to indulge Dalby in all she has dreamed or imagined.”
The Washington Post Book World

“Authentic…. Re-creates the life of an 11th-century Scheherazade.”
Entertainment Weekly

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