History of Japan
Episode 270 - A Brief and Fleeting Dream
Jan 5, 2019 · 34 min
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This week, we cover the life and work of one of Japan's most famous authors: the 11th century courtier Murasaki Shikibu. Why do we know so little about who she was? What inspired her to write Genji? Why do I dislike her work so viscerally? And how did it become so famous?

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