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As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in Eleventh-century Japan - Sugawara no Takasue no Musume, Ivan Morris
As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in Eleventh-century Japan
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060902896 (0060902892)
Publisher: Harper & Row
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
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3.5 Lady Sarashina's Bridge of Dreams
This is an 11th century sort of Memoir. Both the author's name and the title of the book are liberties by the translator. We do not know the name of the woman who wrote the book and the book is called the Sarashina Nikki. Nikki is translated diary or journal, but neither is quite right and autobi...
mage4mage
mage4mage rated it
5.0 As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in 11th-Century Japan
The translation is adequate. I wish there were other translations to compare it with available though. I also wish that, in the case of any poetry translations, the original Japanese poems were preserved alongside the translations for comparison and teaching students of the language. You can only ge...
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3.0 As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in 11th-Century Japan (Penguin Classics)
BirdBrian: It's such an honor to meet you, Lady Sarashina! Thank you so much for granting this rare interview.Lady Sarashina: (nods gracefully) Happy to be here, Bird.BirdBrian: I'm just going to offer some biographical data about you up front. You were a lady-in-waiting at the royal court in Kyoto...
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