As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams: Recollections of a Woman in Eleventh-century Japan
Publish date: 1973
Publisher: Harper & Row
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Biography Memoir
, Japanese Literature
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...
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...
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...