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Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?.; Japan - Social life and customs - To 1600 - Fiction.; Murasaki Shikibu, 0978?-1016?.
Written in the 11th century, Lady Murasaki's account of court life in the city of Heian, Japan, stands as one of the undisputed monuments of world literature and one of the first novels in the modern sense of the term.
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