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Book: H. Hibbett, The Chrysanthemum and the Fish, 2002

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Hibbett, Howard, The Chrysanthemum and the Fish, Japanese Humor since the Age of the Shoguns, Tokyo, New York, London, 2002, 226 pp., 40 b/w ills., 9 x 6 ¼ in. (23 x 16 cm). Cloth, dust jacket. Perfect condition, new.
Overview of the history of Japanese humour. Described in the introduction as “astonishingly mild and poetical”. Still, in 1997 critics in New York were shocked by samples of the “loud, rude, and hilarious” humour which they felt was presented “in the worst possible taste”. With many interesting examples translated from the Japanese.

This book is located in Europe (EC).