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Donald Richie Reader 50 Years of Writing on Japan

ISBN-10: 1880656612
ISBN-13: 9781880656617
Edition: 2001
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Description: No one has written more, or more artfully, about Japan and Japanese culture than Donald Richie. Richie moved to Tokyo just after World War II. And he is still there, still writing. This book is the first compilation of the best of Richie's writings  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

No one has written more, or more artfully, about Japan and Japanese culture than Donald Richie. Richie moved to Tokyo just after World War II. And he is still there, still writing. This book is the first compilation of the best of Richie's writings on Japan, with excerpts from his critical work on film (Richie helped introduce Japanese film to the West in the late 1950s) and his unpublished private journal, plus fiction, Zen musings, and masterful essays on culture, travel, people, and style. With a critical introduction and full bibliography. Donald Richie's many books include The Films of Akira Kurosawa, The Japanese Tattoo, and the PBS favorite The Inland Sea. Vienna resident Arturo Silva lived in Japan for 18 years.

The Great Mirror: An Introduction to Donald Richie
Prologue
Intimacy and Distance: On Being a Foreigner in Japan
Prose of Departure: A Memoir
Japan: Early
August 14, 1947: Festival of the Dead
1947: Fuji from Ginza
Tadashi Nakajima: Festival of Darkness
Japanese Shapes
Japan: Film
1960: Becoming a Film Critic
January 11, 1960: The Film Book Party
Ozu
Buddhism and the Film
Japan: People
Pierre Loti
Chishu Ryu
Toshiro Mifune
Shozo Kuroda
Hisako Shiraishi
Hanako Watanabe
Japan: Fiction
A View from the Chuo Line
Commuting
Magic Show
Tanabata
Five Zen Inklings
Tokyo Nights
High School Girls
The Stone Cat
The Silicate Filter
Japan: Later
The "Real" Disneyland
Walking in Tokyo
The Street: Notes on Construction
Hiroshima
I Like Myself Here
The "Best Books" on Japan
The Sex Market: The Commercialization of a Commodity
TV: The Presentational Image
Epilogue
The Nourishing Void
Japan: A Half Century of Change
New Year's 1999
Bibliographical Note

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