The Pillow-book of Sei Shōnagon

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Kessinger Publishing, 1 ian. 2005 - 160 pagini
996 A.D., with later revisions. The translation of the diaries of a court lady in tenth-century Japan, it is a collection of anecdotes, memories of court and religious ceremonies, character sketches, lists of things the author enjoyed or loathed, places that interested her, diary entries, descriptions of nature, pilgrimages, conversations, poetry exchanges--indeed, almost everything that made up daily life for the upper classes in Japan during the Heian period.

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The pillow book presents both a slice of life and a way of life. Provides an observant sense of time and place with humor and specificity. The narrator's personality is hard to pin down or predict...she oscillates between gossip, mystic, and biographer. Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - BrilliantGlow - www.librarything.com

This Folio Society edition is absolutely stunning. The translation is really good. Sei's writing is both funny and witty and offers an interesting look at Japanese palace life. Citiți recenzia completă

Despre autor (2005)

Arthur Waley (1889-1966) is highly regarded for his many translations of Chinese & Japanese literature.

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