So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers

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Price
$24.95  $22.95
Publisher
Columbia University Press
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Pages
192
Dimensions
5.6 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780231151467

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About the Author

Donald Keene is Shincho Professor of Japanese Literature and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia University. He is the author of more than thirty books, including Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan; Frog in the Well: Portraits of Japan by Watanabe Kazan, 1793-1841; and Emperor of Japan: Meiji and His World, as well as a definitive multivolume history of Japanese literature.

Reviews

Keene has scoured the wartime diaries of numerous Japanese writers and judiciously woven excerpts into an elegant narrative that provides some acute insights into the mentality of the Japanese during the years of their greatest crisis.--Anthony Head "Times Literary Supplement "
[A] superb little book.--Ian Buruma "New York Review of Books "
Keene shows the complicated and varied reactions to the war.--Lorien Kaye "The Age "