The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

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… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (July 22, 2014)

Collection: Translations from the Asian Classics

Parent ISBN: 9780231167185

Language: English


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