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Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo

Modern Girls, Shining Stars, the Skies of Tokyo
Author: Phyllis Birnbaum
ISBN 13: 9780231113571
ISBN 10: 231113579
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2000-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $30.00

Stunning biographical portraits explore the lives of five women—two actresses, two writers, and a painter—who did their best to stand up and cause more trouble than was considered proper in Japanese society. Their lives stretch across a century and a half of explosive cultural and political transformations in Japan.

Brian McVeigh

Bringing to life individuals from another time while providing the Zeitgeist of a historical period - and paying attention to just the right amount of detail to add colour - is no easy task. Birnbaum, due to her accomplished writing style, is able to pull this off in Modern Girls, Shining Stars, The Skies of Tokyo.