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My name is Sei Shōnagon

by Jan Blensdorf

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Overlook Press in Woodstock, N.Y .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Tokyo (Japan)
    • Subjects:
    • Hospital patients -- Fiction,
    • Young women -- Fiction,
    • Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJan Blensdorf.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9619.4.B57 M9 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination152 p. ;
      Number of Pages152
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3688490M
      ISBN 101585674435
      LC Control Number2003054930
      OCLC/WorldCa52459907

      My name is Sei Shōnagon.. [Jan Blensdorf] Print book: Fiction: EnglishView all editions and formats: Summary: Above it, in a room furnished with nothing but a simple paper screen, guests come to speak with the woman known as 'Sei Shonagon', hoping to find . She calls herself "Sei Shonagon," after the eleventh-century woman who wrote The Pillow Book. This exquisite first novel is a Pillow Book for the twenty-first century; its "Sei" is a young woman who, as a child, moved to Japan from America to live with her strict, tradition-obsessed uncle after the death of her parents, an American academic and Price: $

      My Name is Sei Shonagon is no mere travel book. The story itself is set in contemporary Tokyo and emerges via a series of intriguing memories and flashbacks recounted by a near-comatose woman known as Sei Shonagon. Even as the tale gets beneath the skin of the modern city, it is revealing the contrasting threads of beauty and violence that run /5(2). Jan Blensdorf is the author of My Name is Sei Shonagon ( avg rating, ratings, 18 reviews, published ), On m'appelle Sei Shonagon ( avg rat /5(18).

      Mi nombre es Sei Shonagon (My name is Sei Shonagon) (Spanish Edition) [Blensdorf, Jan] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Mi nombre es Sei Shonagon (My name is Sei Shonagon) (Spanish Edition)Author: Jan Blensdorf. What is a pillow book? This is what Wikipedia has to say about Shonagon's book: “The Pillow Book is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the s and early s in Heian Japan. The book was completed in .


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My Name Is Sei Shonagon- Jan Blensdorf Set in Tokyo, our unnamed protagonist, a woman of mixed-race parentage, is trying to survive life despite tragedy surrounding her. The pieces of her life come together to explain her present day state, intertwined to paint a picture of simple joy and harrowing pain/5.

The little girl found some solace in writing down stories about her life in America. She read these to her unhappy mother, who called her `my little Sei Shonagon' after a woman at the imperial court in the 10th century, who recorded her life and her reflections in `the Pillow Book'.

So here we have the record of the narrator's Japanese life/5(9). My Name Is Sei Shonagon Hardcover – November 1, by Jan Blensdorf (Author) › Visit Amazon's Jan Blensdorf Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Jan Blensdorf (Author) /5(9).

MY NAME IS SEI SHONAGON Jan Blensdorf, Author. Overlook $ (p) ISBN the 10th-century author of The Pillow Book. Sei meets her demanding future husband through her.

Lee "My Name is Sei Shonagon" por Jan Blensdorf disponible en Rakuten Kobo. In a small incense shop in modern Tokyo, amid the manic consumerism of Brand: ABRAMS. Blensdorf's book is a bit undirected -- a collection of impressions tacked together.

But in fact it is let down by plot rather than the lack of it: specifically, a last-minute recovered memory of childhood sexual abuse." - Victoria Lane, Sunday Telegraph "Where My Name Is Sei Shonagon is weak is in the creation of its central character.

In her. My Name Is Sei Shonagon by Blensdorf, Jan and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Sei Shōnagon, diarist, poet, and courtier whose witty, learned Pillow Book (Makura no sōshi) exhibits a brilliant and original Japanese prose style and is a masterpiece of classical Japanese literature.

It is also the best source of information on Japanese court life in the Heian period (–). Sei Shōnagon was available for summoning in the: Biography ↑ Zuihitsu is a Japanese form of literature similar to a journal where the author writes about their thoughts and feelings in regards to their surroundings., ↑ Afusaka-no-seki is a Japanese play on words that is used to describe a romantic meeting between a man and a woman in the middle of the night.

Sei Shōnagon wrote about how. Discover Books via United States: Hardcover, ISBN Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Good. My Name Is Sei Shonagon. Hardcover in Good condition. Our eBay StoreTerms Stock Photos: The photos displayed within our listings are Stock Photos provided by eBay and the publisher as a /5().

The Pillow Book (枕草子, Makura no Sōshi) is a book of observations and musings recorded by Sei Shōnagon during her time as court lady to Empress Consort Teishi during the s and early s in Heian book was completed in the year The work of Shōnagon consists of a collection of essays, anecdotes, poems, and descriptive passages that have little connection to one.

My Name is Sei Shonagon is no mere travel book. The story itself is set in contemporary Tokyo and emerges via a series of intriguing memories and flashbacks recounted by a near-comatose woman known as Sei Shonagon/5.

Struggling against his cold indifference, \'Sei Shonagon\' seeks out beauty where she can find it - whether in her memories, or in traditional Japanese culture. As she grows older, the need to understand what she sees around her becomes a personal odyssey that affects the lives of everyone she encounters.\"--BOOK JACKET.

\/span>\" ; \u00A0. She calls herself "Sei Shonagon," after the eleventh-century woman who wrote The Pillow Book. This exquisite first novel is a Pillow Book for the twenty-first century; its "Sei" is a young woman who, as a child, moved to Japan from America to live with her strict, tradition-obsessed uncle after the death of her parents, an American academic and.

Sei Shonagon, by Utagawa Kunisada from ; The Pillow Book is based on writings that were never meant to be seen by the public eye, so Shonagon wrote with an honesty that she could never have expressed out loud or in literature that was meant to be read by gives The Pillow Book its intriguing quality of seeing her world exactly as she saw it.

My Name Is Sei Shonagon: Who is Sei Shonagon. The tenth-century author of The Pillow Book. A woman of mixed-race parentage, surviving life in modern Japan. Or a voice from behind a screen, reaching across centuries, linking them both.

Just off a fashionable street in the upbeat heart of contemporary Tokyo, lies a fragment of another age - an old incense : Jan Blensdorf.

Get this from a library. My name is Sei Shōnagon. [Jan Blensdorf] -- Having modeled herself after the eleventh-century author of "The Pillow Book," an incense maker recounts the time she lived in America with her fiercely traditional uncle after the death of her.

My Name is Sei Shonagon is both breathtaking and disconcerting. It is beautifully written and yet somewhat disappointing in its ultimate storyline. This is the first novel by Jan Blensdorf, an Australian writer who lived in Tokyo for two years.

My name is Sei Shonagon and I come from a long line of distinguished poets and scholars. My musing of days spent in the court of the Fujiwara family are found in the publication The Pillow Book, a meandering of lists, observations and poems from my experiences.

Read "My Name is Sei Shonagon" by Jan Blensdorf available from Rakuten Kobo. In a small incense shop in modern Tokyo, amid the manic consumerism of Brand: ABRAMS. Buy sei shonagon Books at Shop amongst our popular books, includ The Pillow Book, The Pillow Book Of Sei Shonagon and more from sei shonagon.

Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.(The real Sei Shonagon was a courtier in the Heian period who, when she was given paper as a gift, used it to write The Pillow Book, circa a.d). What at last seems true happiness—with the love of French photographer Alain—ends up, thanks again to brute villainy, to be something worse than any of the deaths, suicides, rapes, or divorces Author: Jan Blensdorf.An illustration of an open book.

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