BD. Edmund Blunden

34. ‘Japan Opened: The Process of Transition’. Review of Yofuku, or Japan in Trousers, by Sherard Vines, and Realism in Romantic Japan, by Miriam Beard. Daily Telegraph, 21 April 1931, p. 17.

Blunden finds Vines’s (Ap) work ‘infinitely more welcome than the majority’ of books on Japan, and Beard’s ‘largely rhetorical’ and more ‘romantic than realistic’. Notes that in Japan ‘the contest between nationalist emotion (or reason) and foreign styles sometimes flares up’. See also 42d.







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