The Pillow Book of SEI Shonagon by Sei Sh┼Źnagon - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Sei Shonagon was a contemporary and erstwhile rival of Lady Murasaki, whose novel The Tale of Genji fictionalizes the court...

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Details of The Pillow Book of SEI Shonagon

Exact title of the book
The Pillow Book of SEI Shonagon
Book author
Sei Sh┼Źnagon
Book edition
ebook
Number of pages
419 pages
Language
English
Published
December 9th 1991 by Columbia University Press
File size (in PDF)
1676 kB
The Pillow Book of SEI Shonagon

Some brief overview of book

Sei Shonagon was a contemporary and erstwhile rival of Lady Murasaki, whose novel The Tale of Genji fictionalizes the court life Shonagon describes. The Pillow Book is a collection of anecdotes, memories of court and religious ceremonies, character sketches, lists of things the author enjoyed or loathed, places that interested her, diary entries, descriptions of nature, pilgrimages, conversations, poetry exchanges-indeed, almost everything that made up daily life for the upper classes in japan during the Heian period. Her style is so eloquent, her observations so skillfully chosen, and her wit so sharp that even the smallest detail she records can attract and hold the attention of any modern reader.