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Author Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 1008- author.

Title The Sarashina diary : a woman's life in eleventh-century Japan / Sugawara no Takasue no Musume ; translated, with an introduction, by Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 239 pages) : illustrations.
Series Translations from the Asian classics
Translations from the Asian classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Text and author -- The relationship of theme and structure -- Dreams and religious consciousness -- A child's viewpoint and layers of narration -- Text and intertext: the Sarashina diary and the Tale of Genji -- A life composed in counterpoint.
Summary A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author's life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified more as a writer than as a wife and mother. Enthralled by romantic fiction, she wrote extensively about the disillusioning blows that reality can deal to fantasy. The Sarashina Diary is a portrait of the writer as reader and a tribute to the ... .
Language Translated from the Japanese.
Subject Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 1008- -- Diaries.
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 1008- (OCoLC)fst01849663
Authors, Japanese -- Heian period, 794-1185 -- Diaries.
Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 1008- -- Diaries.
ART -- Techniques -- Drawing.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- Japanese.
Authors, Japanese -- Heian period. (OCoLC)fst01711023
Chronological Term 794 - 1185
Genre/Form Diaries. (OCoLC)fst01423794
Added Author Arntzen, Sonja, 1945- writer of introduction, translator.
Itō, Moriyuki, 1954- writer of introduction, translator.
Added Title Sarashina nikki. English
Other Form: Print version: Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, 1008- Sarashina nikki. English. Sarashina diary. New York : Columbia University Press, [2014] 9780231167185 (DLC) 2013044356 (OCoLC)863195540
ISBN 9780231537452 (electronic bk.)
023153745X (electronic bk.)
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