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Sei Shonagon Message Board 1/1/2012
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The Pillow Book
The Pillow Book is the diary of Sei Shonagon, a courtesan at the imperial court of Japan in the late 10th and early 11th century. In her journal, Sei Shonagon describes events that happened in her daily life, e.g. her dealings with the empress, whose lady-in-waiting she is, and a number of men, who come into her life. First she writes about her life chronologically, later on she changes her writing style to topical, with paragraph headings like: Pretty T...