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MURASAKI SHIKIBU
Japanese aristocrat and novelist
(978 - 1014)
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In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others. The grand ladies with high ambitions thought her a presumptuous upstart, and lesser ladies were still more resentful. Everything she did offended someone.
      - The Tale of Genji,
        (Edward G. Seidensticker translation)
        [Books (First Lines)]


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