Friday, April 06, 2007

Haiku Apprentice and Japan Journals in the Pacific Rim Review of Books

The beautiful Spring 2007 issue of the Canadian literary periodical Pacific Rim Review of Books includes in-depth reviews of both The Haiku Apprentice by Abigail Friedman and The Japan Journals by Donald Richie. The magazine can be purchased online from the Review. Here are some brief excerpts:

A fascinating commentary on the assumptions we make on a daily basis -- not just about haiku but about life unexpected treat. -Apis Teicher on The Haiku Apprentice

While Richie introduced Japanese cinema to the West, his journals offer us a privileged glimpse into a host of the memorable Japanese characters he has known or worked with in Tokyo...
-Trevor Carolan on The Japan Journals