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The Confessions of Lady Nijō In About 1307 A Remarkable Woman In Japan Sat Down To Complete The Story Of Her Life The Result Was An Autobiographical Narrative, A Tale Of Thirty Six Years 1271 1306 In The Life Of Lady Nijo, Starting When She Became The Concubine Of A Retired Emperor In Kyoto At The Age Of Fourteen And Ending, Several Love Affairs Later, With An Account Of Her New Life As A Wandering Buddhist Nun.Through The Vagaries Of History, However, The Glory Of Lady Nijo S Story Has Taken Six And Half Centuries To Arrive The Confessions Of Lady Nijo Or Towazugatari In Japanese, Was Not Widely Circulated After It Was Written, Perhaps Because Of The Dynastic Quarrel That Soon Split The Imperial Family, Or Perhaps Because Of Lady Nijo S Intimate Portrait Of A Very Human Emperor Whatever The Cause, The Book Was Neglected, Then Forgotten Completely, And Only A Single Manuscript Survived This Was Finally Discovered In 1940, But Would Not Be Published Until After World War II In 1950 This Translation And Its Annotations Draw On Multiple Japanese Editions, But Borrow Most Heavily From The Interpretations Offered By Tsugita Kasumi.

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Confessions of Lady Nijō
  • Lady Nijō
  • English
  • 13 January 2018
  • 0804709300

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  1. says:

    The Tale I wondered why I should have to be so torn between two men when so many women in the world could devote themselves solely to one man It could be that Nijo feels this way because she has just heard one of her lovers, the ex Emperor say, I have made enquiries far and wide and I am deeply convinced that sexual relations are not sinful in themselves Her worry, his philosophy, were spoken on the heels of a lecture given on Shingon Buddhism at the court in Kyoto A drinking party is the The Tale I wondered why I should hav...


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  3. says:

    So I pretty much read my early Japanese lit in ascending order of awesomeness, because from Lady Murasaki s diary on up to this little gem, they ve been steadily improving Kamakura era Lady Nijo had a lotfun than her Heian period counterparts of Lady Murasaki, Lady Sarashina, and Lady Mayfly, it seems In her world, there s a lot of sake and a lot of partying and a lotfreedom as a woman Sex partners in Lady Nijo s world are sort of like Pokemon cards, or the bikini section at Target So I pretty much read my early Japanese lit in a...


  4. says:

    The world of Lady Nijo whose real name has not survived , a court lady of late thirteenth century Japan, is not ours At a very young age, she was offered by her father to one of the retired Emperors there were three at the time , who had been in love with her mother and admired her from a very young age The Tale of Genji, written a few centuries before is constantly quoted or memorialized and in Nijo s relationship with Cloistered Emperor GoFukakusa is reminiscent of Genji s obsession with M The world of Lady Nijo whose real name has not survived , a court lady of late thirteenth century Japan, is not ours At a very young age, she was offered by her father to one of the retired Emperors there were three at the time , who had been in love with her mother and admired her from a very young age The Tale of Genji, written a few centuries before is constantly quoted or memorialized and in Nijo s relationship with Cloistered Emperor GoFukakusa is reminiscent of Genji s obsession with Murasaki Today we would find such relationships disturbing and illegal here they seem like the arrested development of men in a world that enjoyed wealth and devotion but no real power, and therefore dedicated itself to entertainment, sensation and affairs In the era of the cloistered emperors, the adult monarchs abdicated in favor of their younger siblings and children In Nijo s, GoFukakusa s father and brother were also cloistered emperors and his son, sti...


  5. says:

    I m glad to have found another pillow book, much like Sei Shonagon s earlier book entitled well The Pillow Book Japanese literature, even if I do have to read English translations, is beautiful The language choices are unusual to Western culture and simply lovely to read about Attention to details such...


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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It s always fascinating to see how another culture handles events that seem clear to me Confessions opens with Lady Nijo s rape by Japan s emperor in response to her trauma, everyone yells at her for her ingratitude Yuck _ Yet Nijo grows into an unusually free spirited woman for the lives of most noblewomen, see The Gossamer Years written a few centuries before, but little had changed at court It involved sitting in one room and trying not to show how jealous you were as your hu It s always fascinating to see how another culture handles events that seem clear to me Confessions opens with Lady Nijo s rape by Japan s emperor in response to her trauma, everyone yells at her for her ingratitude Yuck _ Yet Nijo grows into an unusually free spirited woman for the lives of most noblewomen, see The Gossamer Years written a few centuries before, but little had changed at court It involved sitting in one room and trying not to show how jealous you were as your husband cheated Nijo, howe...


  7. says:

    I m sort of stunned by how readable and recognizable as a memoir travelogue this is, seeing as it s from the 14th century The main character, Lady Nijo led a fascinating life Born into life as high ranking court lady, she later becomes a wandering Buddhist nun and travels all over Japan.My one regret is that I really should have read Tale of Genji before reading this book, as there were continual allusions throughout that I found difficult to understand the resonance of, even with footnotes O I m sort of stunned by how readable and recognizable as a memoir travelogue this is, seeing as it s from the 14th ce...


  8. says:

    One of the best books I have read on human emotion and condition I am so deeply moved by the Japanese sensuality of it and I have even really cried over the fate of its heroes though I thought it was impossible for me to get so emotional over a love story again A must read for who follows female voi...


  9. says:

    Why do people waste time looking at reality shows and the convoluted affairs in them when they can read this book I must say I got this at the library simply on the basis of the title Althought it takes place in early 14th century Japan, it s basically a coming of age story This woman could be a woman of today Lady Nijo reminds me of a faded movie star who comes to realize there are no parts for her any This book is romantic and reality at the same time.If she were alive today, she woul Why do people waste time looking at reality shows and the convoluted affairs in them when they can read this book I must say I got this at the library simply on the basis of the title Althought it takes place in early 14th century Japan, it s basically a coming of age story This woman could be a woman of today Lady Nijo reminds me of a faded movie star who comes to realize there are no parts for her any This book is romantic and reality at the same time.If she were alive today, she would be on the cover of People talking about her loves including a priest pregnancies and political drama Sometimes I get lost i...


  10. says:

    An interesting book that truly gives the reader an insight into the life of a concubine in 13th century Japan Some may find the writing a little basic, but I found it heavily detailed and easy to read Again this book is just an engaging historical text, alive and intriguing.

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