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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Kagami: A Novel
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'Passions and intrigues abound in this epic historical novel. Kagami follows three families in 19th Century Japan, the Yamamotos and the Okuras, traditionalists dedicated to the old feudal Samurai ways, and the commercial Fukudas, eager to seize trading opportunities opened up by the arrival of Commodore Perry's force in 1853.

'The Kagami, or sacred mirror, is said to reflect the secret self of anyone who looks into it; what will it reveal of Lady Masa, the gentle aristocrat; her son, Renzo, a student at one of the mysterious Seignorial schools, once Japan's only point of contact with the outside world; the swaggering Samurai, Kenichi, and his sharp witted friend, Fukuda; free-thinking Aiko, with her quick tongue, and Osen, the beguiling courtesan?'

Source: Publisher's blurb (2017 ed.).

Notes

  • Dedication: To cherished memories of times spent in Japan.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      • Publisher: Pan
      Sydney, New South Wales,: Pan , 1989 .
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      Extent: 360p.
      Reprinted: 1989 , 1990 0330271903 (pbk.)
      ISBN: 0330270494
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Ballantine Books ,
      1992 .
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      Extent: 550p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 0345368746
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Bloomsbury ,
      2017 .
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      Extent: 368p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 April 2017.

      ISBN: 9781448215607

Works about this Work

Contesting Civilizations : Literature of Australia in Japan and Singapore Alison Broinowski , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 37-43)
‘Australia and Japan emerged simultaneously as modernizing stages in a shared region, and Singapore joined them in the 1960s. Interaction between Australia and Japan is more than 150 years old, while its Australia/Singapore counterpart is much more recent. But mutual perceptions appear in both cases to be characterized by concerns about cultural superiority or inferiority, and by complex contests over the deference dur to civilizations in Australian, Japanese and Singaporean fiction.’ (p. 37)
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Publisher's Weekly , 1 June 1992; (p. 52)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 May 1992; (p. 630)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , August 1992; (p. 1995)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Out of Japan Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 August 1989; (p. 109)
Inside a Closed Society Kate Ahearne , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 114 1989; (p. 31)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Booklist , August 1992; (p. 1995)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Reviews , 15 May 1992; (p. 630)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Publisher's Weekly , 1 June 1992; (p. 52)

— Review of Kagami: A Novel Elizabeth Kata , 1989 single work novel
Contesting Civilizations : Literature of Australia in Japan and Singapore Alison Broinowski , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 37-43)
‘Australia and Japan emerged simultaneously as modernizing stages in a shared region, and Singapore joined them in the 1960s. Interaction between Australia and Japan is more than 150 years old, while its Australia/Singapore counterpart is much more recent. But mutual perceptions appear in both cases to be characterized by concerns about cultural superiority or inferiority, and by complex contests over the deference dur to civilizations in Australian, Japanese and Singaporean fiction.’ (p. 37)
Out of Japan Patricia Rolfe , 1989 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 August 1989; (p. 109)
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