SFU English 380: Mutilation and Foreign Relations in the Japanese Novel

A class blog for students of English 380 - "Literature in Translation" - at Simon Fraser University in Autumn 2005.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Pillow Book = Commonplace Book

I stated in lecture that Sei Shonagon's Pillow Book was a Japanese version of what is called in the West a commonplace book. Click on this link for an excellent treatment of their history and form in the West.


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