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
Size: 37.11 MB
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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: 17.38 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
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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: 50.19 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: Jason Everett
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595299237
Size: 46.68 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 ...

Jumpstart Poetry

Author: Pie Corbett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113403539X
Size: 47.13 MB
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London: Macmillan Children's Books. Corbett, P. and Moses, B. (2002) The
Works: Poems on every subject and or every ocassion. London: Macmillan
Children's Books. McMillan, I. (1998) I Found this Shirt: Poems and Prose from
the Centre. Carcanet. Shonagon, Shei (2006) The Pillow Book. Penguin Classics
. Simic, C. (2007) Dimestore Alchemy: The Art of Joseph Connell (New York Book
Review Classics). New York: Review of Books Inc. Steven, Wallace (2001)
Harmonium (Faber ...