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An edition of Sarashina nikki (1838)

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan

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This edition was published in by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England.

Written in English

153 pages

Born in A.D. 1008 at the height of the Heian Period, the Lady Sarashina (as she is known) left behind her a diary that is remarkable for its wistfulness and sensitivity. Its shy and vulnerable author found happiness neither in her work at court nor with her family, and projected into her writing dreams and veiled longings that are both timeless and poignant.

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Cover of: Sarashina nikki
Sarashina nikki: honkoku, kōchū, eiin
1980, Kasama Shoin
in Japanese
Cover of: Le journal de Sarashina
Le journal de Sarashina
1978, Publications orientalistes de France
in French / français
Cover of: As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams
As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan
1975, Penguin Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: As I crossed a bridge of dreams
As I crossed a bridge of dreams: recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan.
1971, Oxford University Press, Dial Press]
in English
Cover of: As I crossed a bridge of dreams
Cover of: Gyobutsubon Sarashina nikki
Gyobutsubon Sarashina nikki
1955, Musashino Shoin
in Japanese - 880-04 Seiban.
Cover of: The Sarashina diary
The Sarashina diary
1934, San Kaku Sha
in English - Reprinted ed.
Cover of: Sarashina nikki
Sarashina nikki
1838, Okadaya Kashichi ... [and 6 others], Suharaya Ihachi
in Japanese
Cover of: The Sarashina diary
The Sarashina diary: translated from the Japanese
Publish date unknown, San Kaku Sha
in English - Reprinted ed.

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Sarashina nikki

First published in 1838



Work Description

Born in A.D. 1008 at the height of the Heian Period, the Lady Sarashina (as she is known) left behind her a diary that is remarkable for its wistfulness and sensitivity. Its shy and vulnerable author found happiness neither in her work at court nor with her family, and projected into her writing dreams and veiled longings that are both timeless and poignant.

As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

recollections of a woman in eleventh-century Japan

This edition was published in by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England.


First Sentence

"I was brought up in a part of the country so remote that it lies beyond the end of the Great East Road."

Edition Description

Born in A.D. 1008 at the height of the Heian Period, the Lady Sarashina (as she is known) left behind her a diary that is remarkable for its wistfulness and sensitivity. Its shy and vulnerable author found happiness neither in her work at court nor with her family, and projected into her writing dreams and veiled longings that are both timeless and poignant.

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Maps ix
Sections and Chronology xi
Introduction 1
Translation: As I Crossed A Bridge of Dreams 31
Notes 111
Index to Notes 149

Edition Notes

Translation of: Sarashina nikki (romanized form)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The cover shows a detail of the Shotoku Taishi E-den by Munezane (Heian period), in the National Museum, Tokyo.

Series
Penguin Classics
Genre
Autobiography

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18201153M
ISBN 10
0140442820
LC Control Number
75006124
Library Thing
361191
Goodreads
14045

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