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The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu
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Jan 26, 12

bookshelves: read-eons-ago, taught-me-something

My university copy of this book. We have another on our home library shelf. When I was studying Asian History, this was a must read. I don't remember much, except that this is often referred to as the world's first novel -- lots of pillow talk, and descriptions of sleeves as well.

It's considered a classic both from Eastern and Western standpoints.
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