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Title The pillow book of Sei Shonagon [electronic resource] : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan / translated by Arthur Waley ; with a foreword by Dennis Washburn.
Author Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967-
Publication Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., [2011]
Copyright date ©2011
Description 1 online resource (127 pages, 16 unnumbered pagesof plates) : color illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword -- Translator's notes -- Japan in the tenth century.
Summary "Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of the Japanese courts of the day, providing perspective on a unique time in Japanese history. A contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu, the author of The Tale of Genji, Sei Shōnagon's commentary brings an added dimension to that timeless and seminal work. In a place and time where poetry was as important as knowledge and beauty was highly revered, Sei Shonagon's private writings give the reader a charming and intimate glimpse into a time of isolated innocence and pale beauty"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967-
Courtesans -- Japan -- Biography.
Japan -- Court and courtiers -- Biography.
Japan -- Court and courtiers -- History.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 794-1185.
Japan -- History -- Heian period, 794-1185.
Sei Shōnagon, (0996-10..)
Cour et courtisans -- Japon -- Biographies.
Japon -- Cour et courtisans -- Biographies.
Japon -- Cour et courtisans -- Histoire.
Japon -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 794-1185 (Époque de Heian)
Japon -- Histoire -- 794-1185 (Époque de Heian)
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Waley, Arthur.
OverDrive, Inc.
Addl. Title Makura no sōshi. English
Related To Print version: Sei Shōnagon, b. ca. 967. Makura no sōshi. English. Pillow book of Sei Shonagon. Tokyo ; Rutland, Vt. : Tuttle Pub., c2011 9784805311080 (DLC) 2010026057 (OCoLC)645708256
ISBN 9781462900886 (electronic bk.)
1462900887 (electronic bk.)

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