The Resource The pillow book of Sei Shonagon: : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan, (electronic resource)

The pillow book of Sei Shonagon: : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan, (electronic resource)

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The pillow book of Sei Shonagon: : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan
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The pillow book of Sei Shonagon:
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the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan
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eng
Summary
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 wooden pillow with a drawer. This "pillow book" reflects the confident aesthetic judgments of Shonagon and her ability to create prose that crossed into the realm of the poetic. The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is one of the earliest examples of diary literature whose passages chronicle the events of the court calendar, the ceremonies and celebrations specific to Teishi's court, and the vignettes that provide brilliantly drawn glimpses into the manners and foibles of the aristocracy. Arthur Waley's elegant translation of The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon captures the beauty of its prose and the vitality of Shonagon's narrative voice, as well as her quirky personality traits
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Midwest
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approximately 967-
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Sei Shåonagon
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895.6/8103
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Waley, Arthur
  • hoopla digital
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  • Sei Shåonagon
  • Courtesans
  • Electronic books
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
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adult
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The pillow book of Sei Shonagon: : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11807663
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multicolored
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MWT11807663
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11807663
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remote
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11807663
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The pillow book of Sei Shonagon: : the diary of a courtesan in tenth century Japan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11807663
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11807663
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11807663
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11807663
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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