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a.ii. What’s especially likable about it? a.iii. What do you like about it? 4. Yoshida Kenko’s Essays in Idleness a. C. 1283-1352 CE, Japanese b. Buddhist monk, removed from (troubled) centers of political power; loss of central imperial power. c. Title: Tsurezuregusa, more like “lost in quiet thought” d. Zuhitsu, similarly random, private, but… d.i. Much more uniform in tone and content than the Pillow Book d.ii. Reflective, meditative rather than witty d.iii. Solemn, withdrawn rather than assertive 5. Themes a. Transcience b. Loss c. Nostalgia d. Beauty e. Simplicity 6. Kenko 7 (2329) a. “If man were never to fade away like the dews of Adashino, nerver to vanish like the smoke over Toribeyama, but lingered on forever in the world, how things would lose their power to move us! The most precious thing in life is its uncertainty…” 7. Kenko 30 (2332-33) a. Nothing is sadder than the time after a death. During the forty-nine days of mourning the family… forgathers in large numbers in inconvenient, cramped quarters… But before long, the grave marker is covered with moss and buried in
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fallen leaves. The evening storms and the night moon become the only regular mourners…” b. 13 (2330)- “The pleasantest of all diversions is to sit alone under a lamp, a book spread out before you, and to make friends with people of a distant past you have never known.” c. u
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  • Fall '07
  • Allen
  • World Literature, Pillow Book, The Pillow Book, Sei Shōnagon, Yoshida Kenkō, Zuihitsu, Tsurezuregusa

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