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This is an auction for THE CONFESSIONS OF LADY NIJO, translated from the Japanese by Karen Brazell.

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"Lady Nijo was a Japanese historical figure. She was a concubine of Emperor Go-Fukakusa from 1271 to 1283, and later became a Buddhist nun. After years of travelling, around 1304–7 she wrote a memoir, Towazugatari (literally "An Unasked-For Tale", commonly translated into English as The Confessions of Lady Nijo), the work for which she is known today, and which is also the only substantial source of information on her life. Lady Nijo was a member of the powerful Fujiwara Nijo Family. Her father and paternal grandfather held important positions at the imperial court, and many of her relatives and ancestors had high reputations for their literary abilities. Her real name does not survive. The name "Nijo" was given to her at the court: it was common practice at the time to designate court ladies by street names, and "Nijo" ("Second Avenue") designates a high rank. According to the Towazugatari, Emperor Go-Fukakusa was in love with Nijo's mother, Sukedai. However, she died shortly after Nijo was born, and Go-Fukakusa turned his affections to Nijo. She was taken to the court at the age of four, and was subsequently raised there. The Towazugatari begins in 1271, when Nijo, aged 14, is given by her father to Go-Fukakusa as a concubine . . . "

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Paperback 1973.

288 pages.

Good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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