The Pillow Book Of Sei Shonagon

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ISBN : 9780231073370
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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is a fascinating, detailed account of Japanese court life in the eleventh century. Written by a lady of the court at the height of Heian culture, this book enthralls with its lively gossip, witty observations, and subtle impressions. Lady Shonagon was an erstwhile rival of Lady Murasaki, whose novel, The Tale of Genji, fictionalized the elite world Lady Shonagon so eloquently relates. Featuring reflections on royal and religious ceremonies, nature, conversation, poetry, and many other subjects, The Pillow Book is an intimate look at the experiences and outlook of the Heian upper class, further enriched by Ivan Morris's extensive notes and critical contextualization.

Specifications of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon

GENERAL
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
EditionFirst Edition T
ISBN-100231073372
ISBN-139780231073370
PublisherColumbia University Press
Number Of Pages423
Publication Date1991-04-15
DIMENSIONS
Height8.01 inch.
Length5.44 inch.
Width1.04 inch.
Weight1.05 pounds.

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