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Worlding Sei Shônagon The Pillow Book in Translation

Henitiuk, Valerie. ;Canadian Electronic Library (Online service)

Ottawa, Ont. : University of Ottawa Press 2012

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  • Title:
    Worlding Sei Shônagon The Pillow Book in Translation
  • Author/Creator: Henitiuk, Valerie.
  • Canadian Electronic Library (Online service)
  • Publisher: Ottawa, Ont. : University of Ottawa Press
  • Creation Date: 2012
  • Language: English;Multiple languages
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (331 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Subjects: Translating and interpreting -- Cross-cultural studies; East and West in literature; Women authors, Japanese -- Heian period, 794-1185; Japanese literature -- Heian period, 794-1185 -- History and criticism; Makura no sōshi -- Translations
  • Description: Contained herein are forty-eight translations1 of what is arguably the single most famous passage in Japanese literature, namely the opening section of The Pillow Book, written around the turn of the eleventh century by a woman we know as Sei Shônagon. The languages represented, in entries dating from 1875 to the present day, are Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish and Turkish; two versions have also been provided in Chinese (with additional versions in modern Japanese appearing in Appendix III). Most of the translations have previously been available only in rare or hard to obtain sources, and are now brought together for the first time in an affordable and readily accessible format.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
  • Contents: Preface
    Sei Shônagon Classical Japanese
    First generation of western translators
    Second generation
    Third generation
    Fourth generation
    Appendix I. Romanization of original and romanization with English gloss
    Appendix II. A selection of book covers from the translations
    Appendix III. A selection of modern Japanese versions
  • Restrictions: Access restricted to authorized users and institutions.
  • OCLC Number: 807035286
  • Identifier: ISBN1-283-54317-6;ISBN9786613855626;ISBN0-7766-1979-9