LIFE COURSE S11, April 30 - June 11, 2018
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BOOKS AND FILMS
The Ghost Brush by Katherine Govier
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd., Toronto, 2010
This is a fictitious story about the life of Oi, daughter of the famous artist Hokusai. Oi was a real person and a recognized artist, but there is very little reliable information about her life. The story may be fiction, but Govier has done her research well and the book is full of wonderful detail about the period.
The Class Recommends:
The Sano Ichiro detective series by Laura Joh Rowland
Sano Ichiro is a detective in Edo at the end of the 17th century/beginning of the 18th century. There are 18 books in the series so far, the first one published in 1994. In #15, The Ronin’s Mistress, Sano investigates why the 47 ronin killed Kira.
Meeting With Japan by Fosco Maraini
Huctchinson & Co. Ltd. 1959 and The Viking Press, Inc., New York, 1960
Our classmate writes:
"Not specific to this period but a compelling introduction to many aspects of Japanese culture. Maraini taught in Japan in the 1930s and was interned during WW2. This is the story of his return to Japan in the late 1950s."