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A Japanese Mirror

A Japanese Mirror

(1984)
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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Hardback Editions

February 1984 : UK Hardback
Title: A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-224-02049-8 / 978-0-224-02049-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

2010 : UK Paperback
Title: A Japanese Mirror
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 1-84354-962-X / 978-1-84354-962-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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October 2001 : UK Paperback
Title: The Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-7538-1254-1 / 978-0-7538-1254-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Phoenix
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July 1995 : UK Paperback
Title: A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-09-938921-5 / 978-0-09-938921-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 1985 : UK Paperback
Title: Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-14-007498-8 / 978-0-14-007498-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture
Author(s): Ian Buruma
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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