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L'honorable Partie De Campagne

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Tokyo, 1922. Un Européen propose à une jeune Japonaise d'aller visiter l'île d'Enoshima. Un roman humoristique qui, sous la forme d'une parodie de roman japonais, décrit le choc de deux civilisations.
244 pages
Published 2004 by Gallimard (first published November 4th 1955)
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Mukikamu
Japan. Again. I guess I am hooked. The honourable picnic is a LOL funny novel and a perfect way to get an insight into Japanese thinking and way of life. Even if it’s sarcastic and scandalous. I know I am over-enthusiastic but you can’t miss this if you are interested in Japan. I laughed myself insane because of the depicted worries caused by a little boy’s hat. The characters are so incredibly funny that you forget it’s insulting. Roger Poidatz truly caused a stir at the time when his book was ...more
Mukikamu
Japan. Again. I guess I am hooked. The honourable picnic is a LOL funny novel and a perfect way to get an insight into Japanese thinking and way of life. Even if it’s sarcastic and scandalous. I know I am over-enthusiastic but you can’t miss this if you are interested in Japan. I laughed myself insane because of the depicted worries caused by a little boy’s hat. The characters are so incredibly funny that you forget it’s insulting. Roger Poidatz truly caused a stir at the time when his book was ...more
Diane
The Honorable Picnic was written in the 1920's originally in French. It takes place in Japan and is a satirical look at Japanese society and also at foreigners in Japan. I do not like satire and find it gets more and more irritating as I read, but I did have to laugh at some of the portrayals of class conciousness and rules for politenesss - especially the chapter with the railway station master.

But I am not reading the book for its humor but for the picture of Japan between 1900 and 1940. In sp
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Murderously satyric. Ever since I read it I try to get everyone read it too.
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Roger Poidatz was a French writer best known by his pseudonym, Thomas Raucat.

Roger Poidatz was born in Paris and graduated from the Paris École Polytechnique, subsequently becoming a pilot in the French Air Force during World War I, flying reconnaissance aircraft. After the war, he was sent to Japan (a WWI ally) to assist in the education of local pilots.

His mission completed, Poidatz returned to
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