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The pillow book of Sei Shōnagon

Author: Sei Shōnagon; Ivan I Morris
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland ; Harmondsworth, England : Penguin, 1970.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written by the court gentlewoman Sei Shonagon, ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book offers a fascinating exploration of life among the nobility at the height of the Heian period, describing the exquisite pleasures of a confined world in which poetry, love, fashion, and whim dominated, while harsh reality was kept firmly at a distance. Moving elegantly across a wide range of themes including nature,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Named Person: Sei Shōnagon; Sei Shōnagon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sei Shōnagon; Ivan I Morris
ISBN: 0140442367 9780140442366
OCLC Number: 323955
Language Note: Text in English translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translation of Makura no sōshi.
Description: 411 pages illustrations, maps, plan 19 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Makura no sōshi.
Responsibility: translated and edited by Ivan Morris.

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"Written by the court gentlewoman Sei Shonagon, ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book offers a fascinating exploration of life among the nobility at the height of the Heian period, describing the exquisite pleasures of a confined world in which poetry, love, fashion, and whim dominated, while harsh reality was kept firmly at a distance. Moving elegantly across a wide range of themes including nature, society, and her own flirtations, Sei Shonagon provides a witty and intimate window on a woman's life at court in classical Japan." -- Publisher's description

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