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The pillow book

Translated by Meredith McKinney

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A translation of the idiosyncratic diary of a C10 court lady in Heian Japan. Along with the Tale of Genji, it is one of the major Japanese classics.

japanese title: Makura no soshi
notes: Japanese title: Makura no soshi. Contents: [Text], App. 1. Places, App. 2. People and where they appear, App. 3 Time, App. 4, Glossary of general terms, App. 5. Court ranks, titles, and bureaucracy, App. 6. Clothes and colour glossary. Notes by Meredith McKinney.
subjects: Court and courtiers
Japan, History, Heian period
Social life and customs
genre: Biography/Memoir
ISBN: 9780140448061
OCLC number: 70127715
publisher: Penguin Books, 2006, 2007
publication place: London, New York
japanese publication date: 1002
english publication date: 2006
document type: Book
description: 364 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
related: Penguin Classics