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Appraising Genji literary criticism and cultural anxiety in the age of the last samurai by Patrick W. Caddeau

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Murasaki Shikibu, b. 978?

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPatrick W. Caddeau.
LC ClassificationsPL788.4.G
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3399929M
ISBN 100791466736
LC Control Number2005014022

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