The Donald Richie Reader: 50 Years of Writing on Japan

No. Pages: 288
Dimensions: 7 x 8.8"
Format: Paper
Price: US/19.95
ISBN: 9781880656617 (p)
Release Date: 1-Jun-01


No one has written more, or more artfully, about Japan and Japanese culture than Donald Richie. Richie moved to Tokyo just after World War II. And he is still there, still writing. This book is the first compilation of the best of Richie's writings on Japan, with excerpts from his critical work on film (Richie helped introduce Japanese film to the West in the late 1950s) and his unpublished private journal, plus fiction, Zen musings, and masterful essays on culture, travel, people, and style. With a critical introduction and full bibliography.