Sanuki no Suke (Fujiwara Nagako)

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Author

Sanuki no Suke (Fujiwara Nagako)

Location

Heian-kyo (modern day Kyoto)

Dates

1079?- after 1119

Biography

Fujiwara Nagako, daughter of Fujiwara Akitsuna, was born into a politically well-connected and well-accomplished literary family. She served Emperor Horikawa as a handmaid until his death and is best known for her memoir of this time, the Sanuki no Suke Nikki, rather than her poetry.

Works

Poetry, Sanuki no Suke Nikki (The Diary of the Sanuki Assistant Handmaid)

Languages

Japanese

Genres

Diary/Memoir, Poetry

Editions and Translations

Brewster, Jennifer, tr. The Emperor Horikawa Diary by Fujiwara Nagako. Honolulu: Hawaii UP, 1977.

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