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Donald Keene • 34 Items / 23 Books, 5 Articles, 6 Reviews
Japanese Literature (1955)
An Introduction for Western Readers
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Published Reviews
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    The Literature of Japan (Review)
    Japanese Literature, by Donald Keene
    1. Japanese Literature by Donald Keene
    The Saturday Review, April 23, 1955, p. 12
  2. [+]
    Five Views of the Inscrutable Empire (5 Reviews)
    Japanese Literature, by Donald Keene
    1. Japanese Literature by Donald Keene
    2. The Japanese Discovery of Europe, 1720-1830 by Donald Keene
    3. Daughters of Changing Japan by Earl Herbert Cressy
    4. Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki
    5. Homecoming by Jiro Osaragi
    The Hudson Review, Autumn 1955, pp. 473-480
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    Selected New Books (8 Reviews)
    1. The Burning Fountain by Philip Wheelwright
    2. Howells and the Age of Realism by Everett Carter
    3. The Rungless Ladder by Charles H. Foster
    4. Japanese Literature by Donald Keene
    5. The Visionary Novels of George MacDonald by Anne Fremantle and George MacDonald
    6. Lewis Carroll by Derek Hudson
    7. His Very Self and Voice by Ernest J. Lovell, Jr. and Lord Byron
    8. Dylan Thomas by Derek Stanford
    The Nation, March 19, 1955, p. 244
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    Current Books in Soft Covers (11 Reviews)
    The Office Encyclopedia, by Nathan H. Mager and Sylvia K. Mager
    1. The Office Encyclopedia by Nathan H. Mager and Sylvia K. Mager
    2. Your Guide to Financial Security by Sidney Margolius
    3. The 1955 Baseball Almanac by Hy Turkin
    4. The Portable Greek Reader by W.H. Auden
    5. The Complete Book of Gardening by W.W. Goodpasture
    6. Japanese Literature by Donald Keene
    7. New World Writing, Seventh Selection
    8. Immortality by Ashley Montagu
    9. The Modern Theatre by Eric Bentley
    10. Complete Stories by Erskine Caldwell
    11. Cultural Patterns and Technical Change by Margaret Mead
    The Nation, August 27, 1955, p. 180
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    Brief Comments (28 Reviews)
    Twenty-seven outstanding books of the previous quarter
    1. The Politics of the Prussian Army, 1640-1945 by Gordon A. Craig
    2. Continuity and Change in Russian and Soviet Thought by Ernest J. Simmons
    3. Japan's Modern Century by Hugh Borton
    4. Cities in the Wilderness by Carl Bridenbaugh
    5. Cities in Revolt: Urban Life in America, 1743-1776 by Carl Bridenbaugh
    6. Three Presidents and Their Books by Arthur Bestor, David C. Mearns, and Jonathan Daniels, ...
    7. Tinkers and Genius by Edmund Fuller
    8. Architecture, Ambition and Americans by Wayne Andrews
    9. The Development of Academic Freedom in the United States by Richard Hofstadter and Walter P. Metzger
    10. Academic Freedom in Our Time by Robert M. MacIver
    11. Facts to a Candid World by Oren Stephens
    12. Further Speculations by T.E. Hulme and Sam Hynes
    13. The Letters of George Santayana by Daniel Cory and George Santayana
    14. Cells and Societies by John Tyler Bonner
    15. On the Track of Prehistoric Man by Herbert Kuhn
    16. The Scrolls from the Dead Sea by Edmund Wilson
    17. The Dead Sea Scrolls by Millar Burrows
    18. The Nez Perces by Francis Haines
    19. The Great Mother by Erich Neumann
    20. Hogarth's Progress by Peter Quennell
    21. Victorian People by Asa Briggs
    22. The Rungless Ladder by Charles H. Foster
    23. Marcel Proust and Deliverance from Time by Germaine Bree
    24. The Stature of Theodore Dreiser by Alfred Kazin and Charles Shapiro
    25. Japanese Literature by Donald Keene
    26. The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Thomas Herbert Johnson and Emily Dickinson
    27. Emily Dickinson: An Interpretive Biography by Thomas Herbert Johnson
    28. Painted Lace and Other Pieces by Gertrude Stein
    The American Scholar, Spring 1956, pp. 238-252