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Between the Eagle and the Sun: Traces of Japan (Hardback)
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Between the Eagle and the Sun: Traces of Japan (Hardback)

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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 31/03/1996
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This work records a journey that leads the author to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817308193
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 216 x 139 x 23 mm


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"Using his cast of real people who are also the lenses through which we view, Hassan has presented Japan with a singular honesty and a lack of pretension that is rare indeed."
-Donald Richie, Tokyo


"Using his cast of real people who are also the lenses through which we view, Hassan has presented Japan with a singular honesty and a lack of pretension that is rare indeed."
--Donald Richie, Tokyo
"The striking contrast Hassan indicates between Basho and Whitman--a solitary traveler looking back upon the past, and a democratic one facing the future--exhibits the implicit features of each culture. Hassan implements this kind of well-balanced literary criticism in comparing between Junichiro Tanizaki and Norman Mailer on the theme of shadow, and between Kobo Abe and Donald Barthelme on the "convergences of style and attitude notable in international postmodernism," (ES, 34 )and Haruki Murakami and J. Salinger. The parallels and contrasts of Japanese and American literatures induce
the reader into apprehending the essential difference in culture, psychology, and pattern of thinking,
which renders the book unique and attractive."
--I"nternational Buddhist University Bulletin"


"Hassan's description of his life in Japan and the people he knew there is beautifully written, and the different voices all contribute to the creation of a many layered portrait of Japan. His highly personal observations reflect the sensitivity of an unusually gifted and cultured man."
--Donald Keene, author of "So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers" and "Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan"
"Using his cast of real people, who are also the lenses through which we view, Hassan has presented Japan with a singular honesty and a lack of pretension that is rare indeed."
--Donald Richie, author of "Japanese Portraits: Pictures of Different People" and coauthor of "Travels in the East"

Hassan s description of his life in Japan and the people he knew there is beautifully written, and the different voices all contribute to the creation of a many layered portrait of Japan. His highly personal observations reflect the sensitivity of an unusually gifted and cultured man.
Donald Keene, author of "So Lovely a Country Will Never Perish: Wartime Diaries of Japanese Writers" and "Chronicles of My Life: An American in the Heart of Japan"
"Using his cast of real people, who are also the lenses through which we view, Hassan has presented Japan with a singular honesty and a lack of pretension that is rare indeed."
Donald Richie, author of "Japanese Portraits: Pictures of Different People" and coauthor of "Travels in the East"
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"A gifted raconteur and superb stylist, Professor Hassan invites the reader to join him in a journey toward understanding another society and its people. At once admiring, critical, baffled, judgmental, speculative, and respectful." Robert J. Smith, Cornell University
The parallels and contrasts of Japanese and American literatures induce the reader into apprehending the essential difference in culture, psychology, and pattern of thinking, which renders the book unique and attractive.
"International Buddhist University Bulletin""

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