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Woman in the Crested Kimono
Author: Edwin McClellan

ISBN: 9780300046182
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 26 September 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.2
Description:
"The life of Shibue Io and her family, a kind of Japanese Buddenbrooks, may be unknown in the West, but her rich and engaging story marks the intersection of a remarkable woman with a fascinating time in history."-Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha "It stands clichEs about traditional Japan on their heads...Together with the people she knew, Io lives on in this literary album of old family pictures. It is well worth looking at."-Ian Buruma, New York Times Book Review "A most engaging book. Seeing Shibue Io through the various lenses of her husband, her son, Tamotsu (from whom much information is gleaned), the novelist Ogai, and the biographer McClellan is an interesting, moving, disarming experience."-Donald Richie, Japan Times "McClellan...has created a lively world, populated by women of various classes, samurai, doctors, poets, merchants, juvenile delinquents, and old eccentrics. The various incidents in which these people become involved provide a vivid picture of late Tokugawa society. This is a remarkable accomplishment."-Nakai Yoshiyuki, Monumenta Nipponica "An engrossing, informative, and extremel...

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