Per chi legge in inglese – o anche per chi vuole esercitarsi – questo bellissimo post racconta la storia di una grande donna sconosciuta, Murasaki Shikibu, dama di corte e autrice del primo romanzo in giapponese, scritto fra il X e l’XI secolo.
Murasaki Shikibu is famous for writing what is considered to be the first ever novel and the greatest example of Japanese prose. Her epic story, The Tale of Genji has been read and studied around the world ever since she wrote it over a thousand years ago.
Born in the year 973 to the Fujiwara family, Murasaki had writing in her blood. Both her grandfather and great-grandfather had been well known poets in Japan, while her father was a respected scholar of Chinese classics and poetry.
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