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The pillow book of Sei Sho nagon

Sei ShЕЌnagon

The pillow book of Sei Sho nagon

by Sei ShЕЌnagon

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Published by Folio Society in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

This translation originally published, London: Oxford University Press and New York: Columbia University Press.

Statementtranslated [from the Japanese] and edited by Ivan Morris ; introduction by Robin Duke; illustrations by Jasper Deane.
ContributionsMorris, Ivan, 1925-1976.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13704646M

The Cambridge History of Japanese Literature provides, for the first time, a history of Japanese literature with comprehensive coverage of the 14 The Pillow Book of Sei Sho¯nagon haruo shirane 15 Heian literary diaries: from Tosa nikki to Sarashina nikki s o n ja a r n t ze n   Edited by the authors of World in the Making and designed specifically to complement the text, this two-volume sourcebook includes more than sources that give voice to both notable figures and everyday chapter includes an introduction and approximately six sources representing both major works and fresh perspectives.

Sei Sho¯nagon Japan from The Pillow Book from the Koran Arabia The Exordium The Cataclysm Daylight Anonymous Arabia and Persia “The Fisherman and the Jinnee,” from The Thousand and One Nights • Insights: Tales within Tales Omar Khayyám Persia from The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám • Insights: The Art of Translation Rumi (Jala¯l ad-Din. 2 For a full translation of Sei Shonagon's Makura no so-shi see Ivan Morris, trans., The Pillow Book of Sei Sho-nagon, 2 vols. (New York: Columbia University Press, ). For a full transla-tion of Murasaki Shikibu nikki see Richard Bowring, trans., Murasaki Shikibu: Her Diary and Poet-ic Memoirs (Princeton: Princeton University Press, ).

Contents List of illustrations xiii List of contributors xiv Acknowledgments xvii A note on Romanization and conventions xviii Chronological table xix 14 The Pillow Book of Sei Sho¯nagon haruo shirane 15 Heian literary diaries: from Tosa nikki to Sarashina nikki sonja arntzen. Evliya Çelebi (, Turkish) The book of Travels; Latin America Key Sites of General Interest. Cultures of the Andes--; Retanet--Resources.


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