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The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Kodansha Globe)

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Publisher Comments:

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian period, Morris recreates an era when woman set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor's court-the world so admired by Virginia Woolf and others-he describes the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the times, providing detailed portrayals of the daily life of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of this milieu.

Book News Annotation:

**** Reprint of the 1964 edition (which is cited in BCL3) with a new introduction by Barbara Ruch. Morris recounts and comments upon the world of Lady Murasaki.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-324) and index.

About the Author

IVAN MORRIS wrote widely on Japan's ancient culture and modern politics, and translated many works from classical and contemporary literature. His books include The Mobility of Failure and translations of Mishima's Temple of the Golden Pavilion and The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. He died in 1976.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568360294
Subtitle:
Court Life in Ancient Japan
Editor:
De Angelis, Paul
Author:
Morris, Ivan
Author:
null, Ivan
Author:
De Angelis, Paul
Publisher:
Kodansha USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
History, World | Asian
Subject:
Japan Court and courtiers.
Subject:
Japan Civilization 794-1185.
Subject:
World History-Japan
Subject:
History - World
Copyright:
Edition Description:
morocco leather burgundy indexed 289RRL
Series:
Kodansha Globe
Series Volume:
86-1e
Publication Date:
19940615
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 pt. type
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.38x5.63x.98 in. .96 lbs.

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