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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.

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Peter Greenaway's new film was originally conceived in admiration for a classic of Japanese literature, 'The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon', an informal diary of the reminiscences of a lady-in-waiting at the court of a Heian Empress.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442366
ed.:
Morris, Ivan I.
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Author:
Morris, Ivan
Author:
Shonagon, SEI
Author:
McKinney, Meredith
Location:
Harmondsworth, Eng.
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs To 1600.
Subject:
Japan Social life and customs 794-1185.
Subject:
Japan CONTRIBUTION: Morris, Ivan I. = ed.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 411.
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
v. 10
Publication Date:
19710930
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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