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 ...

Kusamakura

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
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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 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.

Japanese No Dramas

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Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141907800
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Revered in Japan as a cultural treasure, the spiritual and sensuous beauty of these works has been a profound influence for English-speaking artists including W. B. Yeats, Ezra Pound and Benjamin Britten.

As I Crossed A Bridge Of Dreams

Author: Sugawara no Takasue no Musume
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140442823
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A Lady-in-waiting at a Heian court in medieval Japan records her personal feelings and reactions to social standards

The Diary Of Lady Murasaki

Author: Murasaki Shikibu
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141907657
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The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi.