The Japan Journals: 1947-2004
Stone Bridge Press, 2005/09/01 - 510 ページ
“Richie should be designated a living national treasure.”—Library Journal
"Wonderfully evocative and full of humor... honest, introspective, and often poignant."—New York Times
"No one has written with more concentration about the peculiar quality of exile enjoyed by the gaijin, the foreigner in Japan."—London Review of Books
"To read [The Donald Richie Reader and The Japan Journals] is like diving for pearls. Dip into any part of them and you will surely find treasures about the cinema, literature, traveling, writing. The passages are evocative, erotic, playful, and often profound."—Japanese Language and Literature
Donald Richie has been observing and writing about Japan from the moment he arrived on New Year’s Eve, 1946. Detailing his life, his lovers, and his ideas on matters high and low, The Japan Journals is a record of both a nation and an evolving expatriate sensibility. As Japan modernizes and as the author ages, the tone grows elegiac, and The Japan Journals—now in paperback after the critically acclaimed hardcover edition—becomes a bittersweet chronicle of a complicated life well lived and captivatingly told.
Donald Richie, the eminent film historian, novelist, and essayist, still lives in Tokyo.
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LibraryThing Reviewユーザー レビュー - kougogo - LibraryThing
Lots of cool details and vignettes from what looks to have been a very fun and rewarding career in Japan. Ritchie's vioce is playful, honest, and engaged. I wish there was more of a consistent arc ... レビュー全文を読む
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Richie went to Japan in the 1940s as a typist for the American Occupation, but he quickly escaped from the sequestered world of the conquerors. As a live-in outsider, he has reported ever since on ... レビュー全文を読む