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. In a small diary, a young courtesan of the Heian period gives her account of the Japanese courts of the day, providing perspective on a unique time in Japanese history. A contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu,… (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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