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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Translation of: Genji monogatari.

StatementMurasaki Shikibu ; translated with an introd. by Edward Seidensticker.
ContributionsSeidensticker, Edward G.
LC ClassificationsPL788.4.G4
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13958333M

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