Episode 6: The Pillow Book

Sei Shonagan invents the internet! In this episode, we discuss different translations, Sei Shonagon's epic snobbiness, and how she may have also invented the humble brag.

Essay: How Sei Shonagon Invented Your Tumblr by Sady Doyle

Recommendations:

Hanadai: Price of the Flower by Evelyn De Wolfe (forthcoming)

The Bughouse by Daniel Swift (FSG, 2017)

Tales of the Otori by Lian Hearn

Tokkaido Road by Lucia St. Clair Robson

Episode 7: Carmilla

Episode 5: The Odyssey