Makura no S�shi � The Pillow Book

Makura no S�shi � The Pillow Book - Makura no...

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Makura no S ō shi – The Pillow Book - Written in the late tenth and early eleventh centuries, and completed in 1002. - Sei Shōnagon – a lady in waiting who worked in the Imperial court for the Empress, Sadako (Teishi). - The genre – “ zuihitsu ,” which can be roughly translatable as random jotting or essay; the book compiles approximately 320 zuihitsu that consist of the author’s observation and commentaries on her court life, social environment or practice, aesthetic experience of nature, art, and modes of people who surround her. - One of the earliest prose collection written in Japanese that expresses the author’s strong subjectivity through her aesthetic tastes or sensibilities, liking and/disliking,
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2008 for the course MODL 398 taught by Professor Amano during the Spring '08 term at UNL.

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