36 views of Mount Fuji : on finding myself in Japan

by Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction DS811 .D332 1993
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  DS811 .D332 1993
Davidson moved to Japan in 1980 to teach English at the nation's leading all-women's university, and began a deep and abiding fascination with the country and its people. This spirited and evocative work is at once a highly original travel memoir and the compelling account of a deeply personal interior journey.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In spiritual counterpoint to Rising Sun and the Japan-bashing currently in vogue comes a luminous, sincere book that offers another view. Named after a classic series of prints depicting a variety of points of view of Japan's sacred mountain, Davidson's essays do much the same thing for the entire nation. Drawing upon her range of experiences living and working in Japan off and on for 10 years, Davidson tries to understand the essence of the country. She finds it difficult to pin down, however, because each encounter with it reveals yet another layer of its society's inner workings. Sometimes frustrated, often unsure of protocol, Davidson remains open and sensitive to the Japanese way of life. Her love of the culture is clear, and as she and her husband struggle with whether to settle there, she begins to examine not only Japan but also her own life and values. Nuanced and passionate, her book achieves what many travel writers can only aspire to: the sense of being both inside and outside of a culture at the same time and the profound feeling that this journey has indeed led her to someplace she always wanted to go. ~--Mary Ellen Sullivan"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "English professor Davidson recounts her travels in Japan in the 1980s; BOMC selection in cloth. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Davidson, Cathy N., -- 1949- -- Travel -- Japan.
Japan -- Description and travel.
Japan -- Civilization -- 1945-
Publisher New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :Dutton,1993
Other Titles Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji.
36 views of Mt. Fuji.
Language English
Description xvi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 0525937072
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