Mar. 29th, 2009

枕草子

Mar. 29th, 2009 01:57 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (japanese art-unknown-Heian style-me)
I'm glad that [livejournal.com profile] meganbmoore mentioned the newish Penguin publication of Sei Shonagon's Makura no Soshi: The Pillow Book translated by Meredith McKinney. According to a long review in Monumenta Nipponica ("Reading a Heian Blog: A New Translation of Makura no Soshi"; institutional subscribers only), "McKinney’s translation is much more accurate than Morris’s. ... The notes to her translation are sometimes less satisfactory from the specialist’s point of view, but they will undoubtedly be of great use for general readers." Now, this is a complete translation, so it includes the "boring" lists that aren't of much interest to non-specialists, but a) you can skip those easily enough, and b) some of them are kind of evocative on their own.

Oh yeah, I started and finished reading Eye of Jade last night--it's a fast read. I have some thoughts on it. It was interesting reading it as someone who speaks a little Chinese. I'll try to write more later.

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Mar. 29th, 2009 05:15 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (ghibli-eep-me)
One person reported having freaky things happen when viewing http://www.talktotheclouds.com/ and then closing the window on their browser. Would you try it, make sure the site loads and works OK in your browser, and then try closing the window? If it tries to respawn or whatever I will really have to do something about it. O_o If there's any weirdness, please let me know your browser and OS. I'd really appreciate it.

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