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A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture

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In this scintillating book, Ian Buruma peels away the myths that surround Japanese culture. With piercing analysis of cinema, theatre, television, art and legend, he shows the Japanese both 'as they imagine themselves to be, and as they would like themselves to be.' A Japanese Mirror examines samurai and gangsters, transvestites and goddesses to paint an eloquent picture of life in Japan. This is a country long shrouded in enigma and in his compelling book, Buruma reveals a culture rich in with poetry, beauty and wonder.

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A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
2012, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843549628

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Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
1985, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140074987

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