Genji Monogatari

“I leave you, to go the road we all must go.
The road I would choose, if only I could, is the other.”

Passi di: “The Tale of Genji”, by Lady Murasaki Shikibu

The Tale of Genji
[Genji Monogatari]

Murasaki Shikibu – Translated by Edward G. Seidensticker,  from the Oxford Text Archive.

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Lady Murasaky Shikibu writing her masterpiece The Tale of Genji
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