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« : February 19, 2013, 10:12:34 AM »

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2013/02/20/national/writer-donald-richie-dies-at-88/
For someone who positioned himself as Japan expert, his passing at 88 is amazingly appropriate (8 is a lucky number in Japan). I have certainly benefited from his insights, especially regarding film. I read from his book on Ozu almost weekly.

He had both perspicacity and a unique ability to communicate his knowledge to others. There is no one now who balances those two qualities so well. He is irreplaceable.

« : February 19, 2013, 11:54:11 AM dave jenkins »


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« #1 : February 19, 2013, 04:17:40 PM »

I read his book on japanese films written with Anderson, published in italian in the late 50's, if I remember well.   Honest job.


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« #2 : February 20, 2013, 08:43:43 AM »

That book is  mentioned in his NYT's obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/world/asia/donald-richie-american-expert-on-japan-is-dead-at-88.html?_r=0



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