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jkid
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Postby jkid » September 27th, 2008 5:29 pm

I believe Mineko Iwasaki may have sued Auther Golden over his book.
http://www.tomcoyner.com/a_woman_scorned.htm


Yeah I read somewhere that was the case.

I'll have to check out the Liza Dalby book you mentioned. Is it new or have I just not heard about it?

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Postby Belton » September 27th, 2008 5:57 pm

jkid wrote:
I'll have to check out the Liza Dalby book you mentioned. Is it new or have I just not heard about it?


East Wind Melts the Ice
It’s a diary of sorts some of which Liza Dalby originally wrote in Japanese (for a newspaper?) based around the 72 seasonal units in a Chinese almanac written in 2003-2004 in the form of a saijiki. There's a lot about gardening in it!
My copy is a hardback printed in the UK by Chatto and Windus an imprint of Random House in 2007. The American publisher is University of Californian Press.
http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/10774.php
(who are much cheaper than Amazon at the moment)

There's also quite a lot on her site
http://www.lizadalby.com/east%20wind%20info.html

It's an interesting book. Very easy to dip into. It's interesting to have a calendar so attuned to nature and seasons. Nowadays the passage of time is more usually marked by man made events and festivals. And all produce is available year-round at the supermarket.

ps. I missed your comment ahead of mine about the lawsuit. gomen.

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jkid
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Postby jkid » September 28th, 2008 1:00 pm

Thanks for the info! :)

ps. I missed your comment ahead of mine about the lawsuit. gomen.


だいじょうぶですよ! :)

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