Murasaki Shikibu

 

Murasaki Shikibu (c. 11th century)

“Lost in my sorrows I never knew months and
days were still pasing by–
is the year really over, and my time, too, in the world?”
  • From Murasaki Shikibu’s The Tale of Genji (chapter 41), translated by Royall Tyler (Penguin Classics, 2003).

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