Temple of Wild Geese and Bamboo Dolls of Echizen

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Price
$22.95  $21.34
Publisher
Dalkey Archive Press
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Pages
208
Dimensions
6.34 X 9.07 X 0.82 inches | 1.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781564784902
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About the Author

Tsutomu Minakami, also known as Mizukami Tsutomu, was a popular and prolific Japanese author of novels, detective stories, biographies, and plays. Many of his stories were made into movies.

Reviews
"The Temple of the Wild Geese [was] an immediate success. Its thriller techniques are on a par with those of Georges Simenon, Patricia Highsmith, Francois Mauriac, and Leonardo Sciascia. . . . [Mizukami] used his experiences of boyhood and youth as the basis for Bamboo Dolls of Echizen. This is full of the peculiar local colour of a small, creepy village on 'the backside of Japan'. The descriptions are so detailed, they almost give the feeling of reading a fascinating ethnographical study of a primitive and spooky culture. It is a lost world of vicious ghosts, painful obsessions, utter poverty, and the helpless dignity of ugliness. The book became one of Mizukami's most popular works." -- James Kirkup

excellent glimpses of worlds of pre-war Japan that have disappeared' -Asian Review of Books