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Richie, Donald. A LATERAL VIEW: ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY JAPAN. Tokyo, Japan: The Japan Times Limited, 1991. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 245 pages. Fine.

Landmark collection of essays. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. Should not be confused with the Reissued Edition. "This masterfully written collection of short essays by the acknowledged Western expert on Japanese culture and film spans thirty years and ranges broadly over subjects as diverse as the Noh theater, fashion, television, Tokyo Disneyland, language, the kiss, and, of course, film. Richie's twenty-eight essays present cross-sections of Japan's enormous creative accomplishments during the nation's rise to economic and cultural power" (Publisher's blurb). "Masterful writing" (Asahi Evening News). A "must-have" title for Donald Richie collectors. This edition has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now collectible. This copy is in unusually fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the finest living commentator/scholars on modern Japan. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DONALD RICHIE TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 4789005801. $20.00

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