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October 31

Natalie Barney born, 1877

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What poet's excess of passionate sentiment earned her the nickname "The Floating Lady"?

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Lady Izumi (or Izumi Shikibu) was nicknamed the Floating Lady. Both she and The Pillow Book author Sei Shonagon were rivals of Tale of Genji author Murasaki Shikibu.

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