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The Resource Between the Eagle and the Sun : Traces of Japan, Ihab Hassan

Between the Eagle and the Sun : Traces of Japan, Ihab Hassan

Label
Between the Eagle and the Sun : Traces of Japan
Title
Between the Eagle and the Sun
Title remainder
Traces of Japan
Statement of responsibility
Ihab Hassan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An invitation to voyage east leads Ihab Hassan to reflect on his origins in Egypt, on his home in America, and on his host country, Japan. Part memoir, part cultural perception, Between the Eagle and the Sun records a journey, echoing the "wanderers of eternity." The result is not a book about "them," some alien people living on a distant island, but rather a book about the author himself, living among others, living and seeing himself sometimes as another, assaying always to read the hieroglyphs of his past in the scripts of Japan. Lucid as it is intensely felt, at once lyrical and critical, the work offers a beguiling vision of Japan and, by tacit contrast, of America. For writing, the author says, is more than praise or blame, it is also knowledge, empathy, and delight. These attributes are evident in Hassan's treatment of Japanese culture, its people and scenes. Indeed, the people, rendered in vibrant portraits throughout the book, abide when all the shadows of romance and exasperation have fled. True to its moment, the work also reinvests the forms of memoir, travel, and quest. Cultural essays, travel anecdotes, autobiographical meditations, portraits of Japanese friends, a section titled "Entries, A to Z," fit into a tight frame, with clear transitions from one section to another. The style, however, alters subtly to suit topic, occasion, and mood. Japan may not hold the key to this planet's future; no single nation does. Yet the continuing interest in its history, society, and people and the incresed awareness of its recent trends and growing global impact engage an expanding audience. Avoiding cliches, sympathetic to its subject yet analytical, unflinching in judgment, and withal highly personal, Between the Eagle and the Sun offers a unique image of its subject by a distinguished and well-traveled critic, at home in several
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hassan, Ihab
Dewey number
952.04
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS821 .H384 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japan
  • East and West
  • Americans
  • Japan
  • HISTORY
  • Americans
  • Civilization
  • East and West
  • Ethnic relations
  • Japan
Label
Between the Eagle and the Sun : Traces of Japan, Ihab Hassan
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I: Previews; Appearances; Iwao Iwamoto; Bewilderments: 1974; Suki; Part II: Through the Literary Glass; Texts and Conceits; Kojin Karatani; Part III: "Them"; Primary Differences (Space, Time, People); Seiji Tsutsumi (Takashi Tsujii); Exceptionalism; Shuichi Kato; Stereotypes and Paradoxes (Coolness, Courtesy, Conformity); Kiyomi and Kumiko Mikuni; Internationalism or Change?; Lady in a Large Hat: An Imaginary Portrait; Part IV: Education; Hiroko Washizu; The Quest for Transcultural Values; Makoto Ooka; Part V: Entries, A to Z
  • Japanese Culture: A Personal DictionaryDonald Richie; Part VI: Envoy; Between the Eagle and the Sun?; Mariko Shimizu; Amor Loci?
Control code
908685816
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817388911
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908685816
Label
Between the Eagle and the Sun : Traces of Japan, Ihab Hassan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments; Preface; Part I: Previews; Appearances; Iwao Iwamoto; Bewilderments: 1974; Suki; Part II: Through the Literary Glass; Texts and Conceits; Kojin Karatani; Part III: "Them"; Primary Differences (Space, Time, People); Seiji Tsutsumi (Takashi Tsujii); Exceptionalism; Shuichi Kato; Stereotypes and Paradoxes (Coolness, Courtesy, Conformity); Kiyomi and Kumiko Mikuni; Internationalism or Change?; Lady in a Large Hat: An Imaginary Portrait; Part IV: Education; Hiroko Washizu; The Quest for Transcultural Values; Makoto Ooka; Part V: Entries, A to Z
  • Japanese Culture: A Personal DictionaryDonald Richie; Part VI: Envoy; Between the Eagle and the Sun?; Mariko Shimizu; Amor Loci?
Control code
908685816
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817388911
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908685816

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