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This Scorching Earth
Donald Richie
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This Scorching Earth

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Paperback, 317 pages
Published 1955 by Charles E. Tuttle Company
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Jan 11, 2016 Steve rated it really liked it
This Scorching Earth is a very interesting novel set in Japan during the allied occupation directly after the second world war. Mr. Richie arrived in Japan in 1947 and played a small role in the occupation administration. (This is described in his recently published Journals.) He used his fine powers of observation and analysis (evidenced in the fine products of a subsequent lifetime of writing about Japanese culture) to provide an insight into the experience of both the occupiers and the occu ...more
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Donald Richie is an American-born author who has written about the Japanese people and Japanese cinema. Although he considers himself only a writer, Richie has directed many experimental films, the first when he was 17. Although Richie speaks Japanese fluently, he can neither read nor write it.

During World War II, he served aboard Liberty ships as a purser and medical officer. By then he had alrea
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