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The Confessions of Lady Nijo - Brazell, Karen (Translated by)
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In about 1307 a remarkable woman in Japan sat down to complete the story of her life. The result was an autobiographical narrative, a tale of thirty-six years (1271-1306) in the life of Lady Nijo, starting when she became the concubine of a retired emperor in Kyoto at the age of fourteen and ending, several love affairs later, with an account of her new life as a wandering Buddhist nun. Through the vagaries of history, however, the glory of Lady Nijo's story has taken six and half centuries to arrive. The Confessions of ...

The Confessions of Lady Nijo 1973, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804709309

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