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The Missionary and the Libertine

(1996)
Love and War in East and West
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From Naipaul's India to the last days of Hong Kong, and from the ghosts of Pearl Harbor to Benazir Bhutto, Buruma delivers an engaging and incisive look at the ways East and West understand - and misunderstand - each other.

At home in both worlds, Buruma traverses the realms of journalism, literary criticism, and political analysis, to examine the dialogue of fact and fantasy that affects our perception of far-away lands. Whether deconstructing the films of Satyajit Ray or the novels of Yoshimoto Banana, Buruma offers a splendid counterbalance to fashionable theories of clashing civilizations and uniquely Asian values. In twenty-five illuminating, often humorous essays, The Missionary and the Libertineshows us why Buruma's reputation for writing the most compelling commentary on the faultlines of the East-West divide is so secure.

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August 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Missionary and the Libertine Love and War in East and West
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-375-50222-X / 978-0-375-50222-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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May 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Missionary & the Libertine: Love and War in East and West
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-571-17635-6 / 978-0-571-17635-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

March 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West (Essential Asia Series)
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-571-21414-2 / 978-0-571-21414-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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August 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-375-70537-6 / 978-0-375-70537-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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April 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West
Author(s): Ian Buruma
ISBN: 0-571-17938-X / 978-0-571-17938-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Missionary and the Libertine: Love and War in East and West
Author(s): Ian Buruma
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon