BD. Edmund Blunden

22. ‘Japan in 19—’ and untitled. Review of Yuki-San, by Ellen Forest. TLS, 24 May 1928, p. 390; Now & Then, Summer 1928, pp. 13-15.

Two reviews of the same work, the first published anonymously. In TLS. Blunden warns readers that Forest’s book is dated, and that in Japan ‘change in manners, and probably of views and aspirations . . . has proceeded at such a rate that many foreign residents who have seen the last twenty or thirty years of it are scarcely able to credit their own experience’. In Now & Then he is more favourable, focusing his remarks on the ‘dilemma’ of Japanese women caught between tradition and modernity.






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