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Published:
London ; New York : Penguin, 2006.
Physical Desc:
xxxvi, 364 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
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952.01 S559 2006
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952.01 S559 2006
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"Written by the Court gentlewoman Sei Shonagon (c. 966-1017), ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book is one of the greatest works of Japanese literature. A fascinating exploration of life amongst the nobility at the height of the idyllic Heian period, it describes the exquisite pleasures of a confined world in which poetry, love, fashion and whim dominated, and harsh reality was kept firmly at a distance. In sections ranging in size from brief reflections to longer, lyrical tales, Shonagon moves elegantly across a wide range of themes including nature, society and her own flirtations and frustrations, to provide a witty, unique and deeply personal insight into a woman's life at Court in classical Japan." "Meredith McKinney's new translation captures the poetic and playful tone of the original, while her introduction explores the nature of the Japanese Court of the era. This edition includes notes, maps and drawings, a detailed glossary of terms and the essays 'Court Ranks, Titles and Bureaucracy' and 'Clothes and Colour Glossary'."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN:
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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxxi]-xxxii).
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"Written by the Court gentlewoman Sei Shonagon (c. 966-1017), ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book is one of the greatest works of Japanese literature. A fascinating exploration of life amongst the nobility at the height of the idyllic Heian period, it describes the exquisite pleasures of a confined world in which poetry, love, fashion and whim dominated, and harsh reality was kept firmly at a distance. In sections ranging in size from brief reflections to longer, lyrical tales, Shonagon moves elegantly across a wide range of themes including nature, society and her own flirtations and frustrations, to provide a witty, unique and deeply personal insight into a woman's life at Court in classical Japan." "Meredith McKinney's new translation captures the poetic and playful tone of the original, while her introduction explores the nature of the Japanese Court of the era. This edition includes notes, maps and drawings, a detailed glossary of terms and the essays 'Court Ranks, Titles and Bureaucracy' and 'Clothes and Colour Glossary'."--BOOK JACKET.
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Translated from the Japanese.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Sei Shōnagon, a. 9., & McKinney, M. (2006). The pillow book. London ; New York: Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967- and Meredith McKinney. 2006. The Pillow Book. London ; New York: Penguin.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967- and Meredith McKinney, The Pillow Book. London ; New York: Penguin, 2006.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Sei Shōnagon, approximately 967-, and Meredith McKinney. The Pillow Book. London ; New York: Penguin, 2006. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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