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The Resource The Pillow Book, approximately 967 Sei Shåonagon, (electronic resource)

The Pillow Book, approximately 967 Sei Shåonagon, (electronic resource)

Label
The Pillow Book
Title
The Pillow Book
Statement of responsibility
approximately 967 Sei Shåonagon
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
In the tenth century, Japan was both physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. The Pillow Book recaptures this lost world with the diary of a young court lady. Sei Shōnagon was a contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu, who wrote the well-known novel The Tale of Genji. Unlike the latter's fictionalized view of the Heian-era court, Shōnagon's journal provides a lively miscellany of anecdotes, observations, and gossip, intended to be read in juicy bits and pieces. This unique volume was first rendered into English in 1889. In 1928, Arthur Waley, a seminal figure in the Western studies of Japanese culture, undertook a translation. The distinguished scholar devised this abridged version of the text, re-creating in English the stylistic beauty of its prose and the vitality of its narrative. Waley's interpretation offers a fascinating glimpse of the artistic pursuits of the royal court and its constant round of rituals, festivals, and ceremonies
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CtWfDGI
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approximately 967-
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Sei Shåonagon
Dewey number
952.01092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL788.6.M3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1950-
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McKinney, Meredith
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  • Japan
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The Pillow Book, approximately 967 Sei Shåonagon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxMDkwOTY3
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00028227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486839028
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486839028
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The Pillow Book, approximately 967 Sei Shåonagon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/MDAwMDE4LTIxMDkwOTY3
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00028227
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (80 p.)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780486839028
Isbn Type
(epub)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
9780486839028
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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