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What book is sometimes called the first novel though it contains nearly 800 poems?

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The Tale of Genji was written by Murasaki Shikibu. Despite the description as a novel, it was written in a form that combines prose with poetry and contains nearly 800 poems, which have come to be esteemed more highly than the prose.

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