The Pillow Book and the Queen of Sass

On paper, I should hate The Pillow Book, the 10th century Japanese memoir written by the courtier known as Sei Sh┼Źnagon. I hate decadence, I hate backstabbing, I find the lives of aristocrats boring to the point of tears, and above all else I have a visceral dislike of any kind of social snobbery. I … Continue reading The Pillow Book and the Queen of Sass