The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon, by Sei Shōnagon, tr. Ivan Morris (1967)

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About the book

  • Columbia University Press, 1991, tr. Ivan Morris, 419 p. Goodreads
  • First published in c. 1002
  • Original title: 枕草子 [Makura no sōshi]
  • My rating: 4,5 stars
  • The book is mentioned in the film The Pillow Book (1996, directed by Peter Greenaway, IMDb), which borrows some of the aesthetic elements of Shōnagon’s work
  • I read this book for Japanese Literature Challenge 12

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