The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan

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Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain for the past.

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon was a product of a tenth century courtier's experiences in the palace of Empress Teishi. A common custom of the time period, courtiers used to keep notes or a diary in a… (more)

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Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (July 12, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 144 pages

File size: 18.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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