The Pillow Book

The Pillow Book

Description

The Pillow Book is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shonagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the 990s and early 1000s in Heian Japan. The book was completed in the year 1002. In it she included lists of all kinds, personal thoughts, interesting events in court, poetry, and some opinions on her contemporaries. While it is mostly a personal work, Shonagon's writing and poetic skill makes it interesting as a work of literature, and it is valuable as a historical document. Part of it was revealed to the Court by accident during Shonagon's life.


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Details

Author(s)
Sei Shonagon
Format
Paperback | 174 pages
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 10mm | 227g
Publication date
26 Feb 2017
Publisher
JiaHu Books
Language
Japanese
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1784352330
ISBN13
9781784352332
Bestsellers rank
2,822,074