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Author Doris Bargen blurbs 'Forty Seven Samurai'

Michael Palmer - Monday, September 23, 2019

Doris G. Bargen, Professor Emeritus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ōgai and Natsume Sōseki (2006) has contributed her thoughts on Hiroaki Sato's upcoming analysis of the story of the Forty-Seven Samurai.  Read More

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