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The Pillow-Book / Greenaway, Peter., 1996

Identifier: CC-27804-28937

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Scope and Contents

Peter Greenaway has based his movie of 1994 on the story of Sei Shonagon a lady in waiting at the Japanese Heian Dynasty Imperial Court. He adapted this ancient story to a contemporary setting. It is a story of a contemporary Japanese woman who obsessively has her many lovers write texts on her body and she on theirs. "Our attention is drawn to view the film as an ironic demonstration that cinema, even now after hundred years of pretending to be an autonomous activity, is invariably text-driven, and almost wholly supported by literature." This book documents the script of the film and reproduces representative stills from it. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1996



0 See container summary (1 soft cover book (119 pages)) : color illustrations ; 18.5 x 21.5 x 1.1 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Physical Location

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Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: Paris, France : Dis Voir. Nationality of creator: British. General: Added by: RED; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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