The Last Samurai

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Product Details

Price
$18.95  $17.43
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
Pages
576
Dimensions
5.1 X 1.3 X 8.0 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811225502
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About the Author

Author of The Last Samurai and Lightning Rods, "Helen Dewitt knows, in descending order of proficiency, Latin, ancient Greek, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Arabic, Hebrew, and Japanese: 'The self is a set of linguistic patterns, ' she said. 'Reading and speaking in another language is like stepping into an alternate history of yourself where all the bad connotations are gone' (New York Magazine).

Reviews

A triumph--a genuinely new story, a genuinely new form.--A. S. Byatt
The book has been a great source of motivation for me. I must outdo Ludo, because he is younger than I am but smarter than I am. My father says that this is ridiculous, as Ludo is a fictional character. But this is precisely my point: how can I let a character who isn't even real outdo me?--Daniel (age 14)
[...] a Molotov cocktail of a book, an incendiary experience for readers that breaks through the mundanity of life, work, and love to achieve greatness.
The Last Samurai is an original work of brilliance about, in part, the limits of brilliance.