THE PILLOW BOOK OF SEI SHONAGON

THE PILLOW BOOK OF SEI SHONAGON

By: Morris, Introduction) Ivan (Translator

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is a fascinating, detailed account of Japan ese court life in the eleventh century. Written by a lady of the court at t he height of Heian culture, this book enthralls with its lively gossip, wit ty observations, and subtle impressions. Lady Shonagon was an erstwhile riv al of Lady Murasaki, whose novel, The Tale of Genji, fictionalized the elit e world Lady Shonagon so eloquently relates. Featuring reflections on royal and religious ceremonies, nature, conversation, poetry, and many other sub jects, The Pillow Book is an intimate look at the experiences and outlook o f the Heian upper class, further enriched by Ivan Morris's extensive notes and critical contextualization. Editorial Reviews.

Title: THE PILLOW BOOK OF SEI SHONAGON

Author Name: Morris, Introduction) Ivan (Translator

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 1991

ISBN Number: 0231073372

ISBN Number 13: 9780231073370

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000049738