World of the Shining Prince Court Life in Ancient Japan

ISBN-10: 1568360290
ISBN-13: 9781568360294
Edition: 1994
List price: $17.00
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Description: The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Kodansha America, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/15/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188

The World of the Shining Prince, Ivan Morris's widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious, inbred, melancholy world of ancient Japan, has been a standard in cultural studies for nearly thirty years. Using as a frame of reference The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan's Heian period, Morris recreates an era when woman set the cultural tone. Focusing on the world of the emperor's court-the world so admired by Virginia Woolf and others-he describes the politics, society, religious life, and superstitions of the times, providing detailed portrayals of the daily life of courtiers, the cult of beauty they espoused, and the intricate relations between the men and women of this milieu.

In addition to his work as a translator, Paul De Angelis has been anEditor, Editorial Director, or Editor-in-Chief at such publishinghouses as St. Martin's Press, E.P. Dutton, and Kodansha America.

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