A. Critical and Comparative Studies

64. Wilson, Jean, and Louis Allen. ‘Japan and English Literature’. Proceedings of the Japan Society 108 (1987): 3-23.

Surveys British literary response to Japan primarily by quoting at length from pertinent works, including Mitford’s Tales (see D4), selections from Hearn (D9), an 1898 Japan Mail piece condemning Hearn and Edwin Arnold’s ‘poetic . . . outbursts’ (see CA1), Yeats’s introduction to Certain Noble Plays of Japan (BL11), Plomer’s ‘Brutal Sentimentalist’, Captain Maru, and Double Lives (BJ3, 7, and 10), and Laurens van der Post’s The Seed and the Sower (London: Hogarth, 1963).





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