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Modern Japanese Diaries by Donald Keene
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Mar 22, 2012

did not like it
bookshelves: did-not-finish, japanese

Bailed on this one too. I thought it was going to be excerpts of Japanese diaries from the 1870s thought the 1920s. Instead it was some dude describing and summarising those diaries with very few excerpts of any length in a way that managed to be both really judgy and all about him. Bleh. Enough with the editorialising already, those diaries sound way more interesting than you, if only you'd let me read them.

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