The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics)

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  • Penguin Classics
  • ASIN: 0140448063
Author: Sei Shonagon
Binding: Paperback
Brand: imusti
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  • Creator:
  • 0= Meredith McKinney
  • 1= Meredith McKinney
  • EAN: 9780140448061
  • EANListElement= 9780140448061
  • Edition: Translation
    Feature: Penguin Classics
    ISBN: 0140448063
  • Height= 780
  • Length= 510
  • Weight= 66
  • Width= 90
  • Label: Penguin Classics
    Manufacturer: Penguin Classics
    MPN: 1743572
    NumberOfItems: 1
    NumberOfPages: 416
  • Height= 94
  • Length= 772
  • Weight= 66
  • Width= 504
  • PackageQuantity: 1
    PartNumber: 1743572
    ProductGroup: Book
    ProductTypeName: ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate: 2007-10-30
    Publisher: Penguin Classics
    ReleaseDate: 2007-10-30
    Studio: Penguin Classics
    Title: The Pillow Book (Penguin Classics)

    Product Description

    The classic portrayal of court life in tenth-century Japan

    Written by the court gentlewoman Sei Shonagon, ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book offers a fascinating exploration of life among the nobility at the height of the Heian period, describing the exquisite pleasures of a confined world in which poetry, love, fashion, and whim dominated, while harsh reality was kept firmly at a distance. Moving elegantly across a wide range of themes including nature, society, and her own flirtations, Sei Shonagon provides a witty and intimate window on a woman's life at court in classical Japan.

    For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.