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Lady Murasaki Shibiku was a Japanese novelist that lived in the tenth and eleventh centuries during what was called the Heian Period. After the death of her husband, the imperial family brought Shibiku to court, where she would remain a lady-in-waiting to the Empress Shoshi. It was here that she began working on what would become the...

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