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Tale of Genji and Art
Tale of Genji Scroll
This hand scroll depicts the first sixteen chapters of the Tale of Genji, a fifty-four chapter epic novel written by Murasaki Shikubu (about 973-1030). The story follows the life and loves of Prince Genji, the son of the emperor and his favorite concubine, Kiritsubo. Although fictional, the Tale of Genji is taken to be an accurate representation of aristocratic life in the middle of the Heian period (794-1195).
Tale of Murasaki
Liza Dalby, who did her Ph.D. work on geisha, has written a novel called Tale of Murasaki. This website teaches you more about the characters and scenes in the Tale of Genji as well as the fictional elements that Dalby has added to her story.
Tale of Genji by
Call Number: SC Neilson Stacks / PL788.4.G43 Y36 2000