The classic portrayal of court life in tenth-century Japan Written by the court gentlewoman Sei Shonagon, ostensibly for her own amusement, The Pillow Book offers a fascinating exploration of life among the nobility at the height of the Heian period, describing the exquisite pleasures of a confined world in which poetry, love, fashion, and whim dominated, while harsh reality was kept firmly at a distance. Moving elegantly across a wide range of themes including nature, society, and her own flirtations, Sei Shonagon ...

The Pillow Book 2017, Jiahu Books

ISBN-13: 9781784352332

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The Pillow Book 2007, Penguin Books, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780140448061

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