The Pillow Book

Author: Sei Shonagon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141906944
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A new translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the TALE OF GENJI, this is one of the major Japanese Classics.

Essays In Idleness

Author: Kenko
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957875
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These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view.


Author: Natsume Soseki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101097558
Size: 10.39 MB
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Nami, or "beauty," is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura is "a haiku-style novel, that lives through beauty.

Worlding Sei Sh Nagon

Author: Valerie Henitiuk
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776619799
Size: 72.71 MB
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The Internet has encouraged a proliferation of websites, blogs and other venues
for the circulation of individual responses to Japanese literature as a whole and
The Pillow Book in particular. Furthermore, an ... And the vogue for Sei
Shônagon's work itself continues apace: a brand-new, complete English version
of The Pillow Book, by Australian Meredith McKinney, came out in Penguin
Classics in 2006, the same year as the first Turkish translation (by Tuncay Birkan,
based primarily ...

Pillow Book Of A Manic Depressive

Author: Anthony Peck
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 1849913382
Size: 58.10 MB
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Anthony Peck. A pillow book is an “informal [medieval Japanese] book of notes
which men and women composed when they retired to their rooms in the evening
and which they kept near their sleeping place, possibly in the drawers of their
wooden pillows, so that they might record stray impressions.” Introduction to “The
Pillow Book of Sei Shônagon”, translated by Ivan Morris, 1967, Penguin Classics
Contents Introduction While reading a book The sound of traffic 3.


Author: Sōseki Natsume
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Size: 72.19 MB
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Haunted by tragic secrets, Sensei slowly opens up to his young disciple, confessing indiscretions from his own student days that have left him reeling with guilt.


Author: Jason Everett
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595299237
Size: 16.29 MB
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Extracts from John Morris's Introduction to his translation of The Pillow Book ofSei
Shonagon, Penguin Classics, 1967: “ The Pillow Book is the precursor of a
typically Japanese genre known as zuihitsu ('occasional writings,' 'random notes')
which has lasted until the present day and which includes some of the most
valued works in the country's literature.” “The arrangement of the book in the
main versions that we know is desultory and confusing. The datable sections are
not in ...

World Literature

Publisher: Goodwill Trading Co., Inc.
ISBN: 9789715741606
Size: 68.65 MB
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Kono Nagori. Tokyo: Bunka Shinkokai Press. Lawrence, D.H. (1958). Moonrise.
New York: Penguin Book. Lowell, A. (1952). Pictures of the Floating World. A
Haiku English Version. Sanson, C.F. (1958). Hie Western World and Japan. New
York: Grove Press Inc. Shin, K. (1910). Japanese Poetic Image. Tokyo:
Kenkyusha Press. Tsurayuki (1910). Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry.
English Translation. Waley, A. (1953). The Pillow Book of Sci-Shonagon. New
York: Grove Press.