The Diary Of Lady Murasaki

Author: Shikibu Murasaki
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Rare glimpses of the intrigues and drama of court life in 11th-century Japan as expressed by the empress's tutor and companion, who also wrote the fictional Tale of Genji.

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Author: Lady Murasaki
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 014043576X
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Japanese author Lady Murasaki records her life as tutor to the Japanese empress, whose service she entered in 1006, offering inside glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace.

The Diary Of Lady Murasaki

Author: Murasaki Shikibu
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141907657
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The Diary recorded by Lady Murasaki (c. 973-c. 1020), author of The Tale of Genji, is an intimate picture of her life as tutor and companion to the young Empress Shoshi. Told in a series of vignettes, it offers revealing glimpses of the Japanese imperial palace - the auspicious birth of a prince, rivalries between the Emperor's consorts, with sharp criticism of Murasaki's fellow ladies-in-waiting and drunken courtiers, and telling remarks about the timid Empress and her powerful father, Michinaga. The Diary is also a work of great subtlety and intense personal reflection, as Murasaki makes penetrating insights into human psychology - her pragmatic observations always balanced by an exquisite and pensive melancholy.

Diaries Of Court Ladies Of Old Japan

Author: Amy Lowell
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486432045
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Three well-educated ladies wrote these diaries, among them the skilled writer Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 973-1025 a.d.). A lady-in-waiting to the Japanese Empress, she observed the upper classes with fine detail. The Sarashina Diary, begins with a 9-year-old girl's dreams and ends with the grown woman's account of her husband's funeral (1009-1059 a.d.). 2 color illustrations. 12 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix.

Murasaki Shikibu S The Tale Of Genji

Author: James McMullen
Editor: Oxford Studies in Philosophy a
ISBN: 019065497X
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Murasaki Shikibu's The Tale of Genji is variously read as a work of feminist protest, the world's first psychological novel and even as a post-modern masterpiece. Commonly seen as Japan's greatest literary work, its literary, cultural, and historical significance has been thoroughly acknowledged. As a work focused on the complexities of Japanese court life in the Heian period, however, the The Tale of Genji has never before been the subject of philosophical investigation. The essays in this volume address this oversight, arguing that the work contains much that lends itself to philosophical analysis. The authors of this volume demonstrate that The Tale of Genji confronts universal themes such as the nature and exercise of political power, freedom, individual autonomy and agency, renunciation, gender, and self-expression; it raises deep concerns about aesthetics and the role of art, causality, the relation of man to nature, memory, and death itself. Although Murasaki Shikibu may not express these themes in the text as explicitly philosophical problems, the complex psychological tensions she describes and her observations about human conduct reveal an underlying framework of philosophical assumptions about the world of the novel that have implications for how we understand these concerns beyond the world of Genji. Each essay in this collection reveals a part of this framework, situating individual themes within larger philosophical and historical contexts. In doing so, the essays both challenge prevailing views of the novel and each other, offering a range of philosophical interpretations of the text and emphasizing the The Tale of Genji's place as a masterful work of literature with broad philosophical significance.

Diaries Of Court Ladies Of Old Japan

Author: Shikibu Murasaki
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486169197
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Because women in ancient Japan enjoyed high status, they were well-educated and reasonably independent. They also produced much of the country's best literature. Three of these amazing ladies wrote these diaries, among them the highly skilled writer Murasaki Shikibu (ca. 973-1025 a.d.). A lady-in-waiting to the Japanese Empress, she became very adept at observing the daily activities and attitudes of the upper classes. Her diary is a remarkable record of events staged with rare and exquisite taste. The Sarashina Diary, filled with an appreciation of nature, begins with a nine-year-old girl's dreams and ends with the grown woman's account of her husband's funeral (1009-1059 a.d.). Izumi Shikibu's diary is a delicately written work, with poetic thoughts characteristic of the lady's shy reserve. Brimming with poetry and understated social observations, all three provide an extraordinary glimpse of court life in old Japan. Unabridged republication of the edition originally published by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1920. 2 color illustrations. 12 black-and-white illustrations. Appendix.

Murasaki Shikibu

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U S Japan Women S Journal

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Readings In World History China India And Japan The Middle Period

Author: William Hardy McNeill
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Women Who Write Volume Ii

Author: Lucinda Smith
Editor: Julian Messner
ISBN: 9780671872533
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Discusses the nature and significance of authorship and uses interviews and biographical profiles to analyze the contributions of notable women writers.

Art

Author: Jed Jackson
Editor: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780840389893
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Woolf Across Cultures

Author: Natalya Reinhold
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22 Papers from an international symposium in Moscow, 2003, that drew speakers from several countries to discuss Virginia Woolf in a global context, translation issues, and Woolf as a World Writer. This is an unprecedented look at a major writer in an international context.

Painting 6th 14th Centuries

Author: Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan
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Color Symbolism

Author: Gershom Scholem
Editor: Spring Publications
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Seven papers originally delivered at the annual Eranos conference in Ascona, Switzerland, August 1972, by Adolf Portmann, Gershom Scholem, Christopher Rowe, Dominique Zahan, Ernst Benz, René Huyghe, and Toshihiki Izutsu.

Virginia Woolf

Author: Beth Rigel Daugherty
Editor: University Press of America
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In the tradition of previous volumes, Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts captures the multiple voices and critical perspectives that animate and invigorate Woolf scholarship. Virginia Woolf: Texts and Contexts includes new interpretations of Jacob's Room by Christine Froula and Madeline Moore, a look at the promotion and publishing of Woolf's work in her lifetime by Edward Bishop, and a look at reading Woolf as a man by Mark Hussey. Contributors analyze Woolf alongside the comic work of Ring Lardner and Lily Tomlin, pair her with Joseph Conrad and Edith Wharton, and place her with Walt Whitman, Jeanette Winterson, and others who describe same-sex love. Other contributors shed light on Woolf through comparing her work to that produced by writers in Heian Japan and during the Spanish Civil War. The volume contains innovative work by Jane Lilienfeld, Melba Cuddy-Keane, Diane Gillespie, and Thomas Caramagno. It includes talks on memoirs by Mary Beth Pringle, Alicia Ostriker, and Toni McNaron.

Objects Of Discourse

Author: John R. Wallace
Editor: University of Michigan Center for
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Wallace analyzes the four main 10th- and 11th-century Heian memoirs by women for their individual characteristics and what they suggest of Heian literature more broadly. He treats the memoirists not as passive objects of men's romantic play but rather as individuals who strategically confront their difficult life situations in part by writing about their experiences. Wallace further finds in the memoirs a rich resource for understanding rhetorical and structural features of Japan's high classical period literary prose. After taking up historical issues such as the newly developed vernacular scripts and pre-texts of the memoirs, Wallace probes Gossamer Years, Lady Izumi's Story, Lady Murasaki's Journal, and The Sarashina Memoir for their stylistic aspects, rhetorical devices, Foucault's 'networks of power', and narrative structure, respectively. The result is a fascinating study of Heian women writers.

Pageant Of Japanese Art

Author: Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan
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Preachers Poets Women And The Way

Author: R. Keller Kimbrough
Editor: U of M Center for Japanese Studies
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Court And Samurai In An Age Of Transition

Author: Japan Society (New York, N.Y.). Gallery
Editor: Japan Society Gallery
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Japanese Portraits

Author: Dorothy Hoobler
Editor: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780811463812
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Explores the history and culture of Japan by narrating the biog. of notable people from different walks of life and different periods in history. Features major figures from Japanese history, ancient to modern: the Prince of Sacred Virtue -- Shotoku Tai female authors Murasaki Shikibu and Sei Shonagon; the brother warriors (samurai) Yoritomo and Yoshitsu Buddhist leader Nichiren; tea ceremony master Sen No Rikyu; Okuni, founder of Kabuki theater; Mitsui Shuho, a bride from a wealthy merchant family; haiku poet Basho; Zen painter Hokusa; Saigo Takemori, the last samurai; feminist Hani Motoko; and Akio Morita, founder of Sony Corp.