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A Note on Japanese Names and Dates
Cultural background The author The diary THE DIARY OF LADY MURASAKI Appendix I: Ground-plans and Map
Appendix II: Additional Sources
A Guide to Further Reading
Posted June 2, 2012
Posted March 14, 2007
The Diary of Lady Murasaki gives the reader a chance to experience life in the Imperial Court. The entries into her diary are very detailed and they bring the reader into the descriptions. I feel the author shares her life with the reader in the daily happenings of the Imperial court and also the way she describes her surroundings to bring reality to her written word. I also think there are instances when she doesn't give the whole story but stops short. The book also has sections in regards to her life history, the history of what is occuring during the time she is writing the diary, the family tree and also architecture of the time. This allows the reader to connect a little more with the book because you can understand where she is coming from.
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