The Pillow Book

Author: Sei Shonagon
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141906944
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A new translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the TALE OF GENJI, this is one of the major Japanese Classics.

Worlding Sei Sh Nagon

Author: Valerie Henitiuk
Publisher: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776619799
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Worlding Sei Shônagon guides the reader through the remarkable translation history of The Pillow Book in the West, gathering almost fifty translations of the “spring, dawn” passage, which span one-hundred-and-thirty-five years and ...


Author: Natsume Soseki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101097558
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Nami, or "beauty," is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura is "a haiku-style novel, that lives through beauty.

Essays In Idleness

Author: Kenko
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957875
Size: 66.90 MB
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These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view.

The Pillow Book

Author: Jee Koh
Publisher: Iwai Books
ISBN: 9781937220037
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The Japanese translation by Keisuke Tsubono brings Koh's musings to a new audience. In this edition of The Pillow Book, Mariko Hirasawa's charming illustrations accompany Koh's reflections on life and the spaces he has inhabited.

The Penguin Book Of Japanese Verse

Author: Anthony Thwaite
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141931892
Size: 70.56 MB
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This classic collection of verse therefore contains poetry from the earliest, primitive period, through the Nara, Heian, Kamakura, Muromachi and Edo periods, ending with modern poetry from 1868 onwards, including the rising poets Tamura ...

The Book Of Contemplation

Author: Usama ibn Munqidh
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141919175
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The volume comprises lightly annotated translation of a key medieval Arabic text that bears directly on the Crusades and Crusader society and the Muslim experience of them.