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The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics)

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The classic portrayal of court life in tenth-century Japan

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.

About the Author

Sei Shonagon (c. 966-1017) was a gentlewoman in the court of Empress Teishi in what is now Kyoto, Japan.

Meredith McKinney lived and taught in Japan for twenty years and now teaches in the Japan Centre at the Australian National University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140448061
Author:
Sei Shonagon
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
McKinney, Meredith
Author:
Morris, Ivan
Author:
Shonagon, SEI
Author:
McKinney, Meredith
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Biography - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20071131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
7.76x5.16x.94 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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