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The Gossamer Years

The Gossamer Years

by Edward Seidensticker

Editorial: Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd.
ISBN: 9780804811231
Número de páginas: 208
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 6 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-05-26


Written in the tenth century, The Kagero Nikki, translated as The Gossamer Years, belongs to the same period as The Tale of Genji andThe Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon. Like The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon, The Gossamer Years is a journal kept by a noblewoman. This frank autobiographical diary reveals two tempestuous decades of the author's unhappy marriage and her growing indignation at rival wives and mistresses. Too impetuous to be satisfied as a subsidiary wife, she protests the marriage system of her time in one of Japanese literature's earliest attempts to portray difficult elements of the predominant social hierarchy. Very little is known of the author outside of what is related in her diary. Her name is unknown-but she was related to the Lady Murasaki, author of The Tale of Genji, and to Sei Shonagon, author of The Pillow Book. Author Biography: Edward Seidensticker is the preeminent translator of Japanese literature. He has translated The Tale of Genji, as well as The Makioka Sisters, Snow Country, and Thousand Cranes.