Thursday, January 20, 2011

The world's first novelist

About a thousand years ago, the earliest novel in human history was written. Lady Murasaki, or Murasaki Shikibu (born in the late tenth century) was a Japanese poet and novelist, best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, the first novel (written in the early eleventh century). The book has also been called the first psychological novel. Sounds interesting. Someday I may have to check it out.

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