Saturday, August 28, 2010

Mother Discovers Google Books

This just in from Mother:
Dear son,
God bless Google Books (and UC Press E-Books). Together they've saved me literally hundreds of dollars over the last year or so, as I no longer have to make the 25-mile commute to the city just to the check out a few needed books from the university library. Though most of Google Book's collection is  still available only for "limited preview,"  I'm constantly amazed at how much of what I'm looking for has been made public. Just imagine how great it would be if they quit worrying about those damned copyright laws and put everything online. Imagine how smart and informed citizens would be. Governments would be overthrown! Mainstream media would lose its grip on the flow of info! The profit-driven university system would be destroyed! ... But alas, I digress... 
At any rate, here are some of the recent findings that have saved me hundreds in gas fees:
1. Suzuki Sadami's "Rewriting the Literary History of Japanese Modernism
2. J. Thomas Rimer's "Hegel in Tokyo: Ernest Fenollosa and His 1892 Lecture on the Truth of Art"
3. Kevin Doak on the bungei fukko movement from 1932 to 1935, from his Dreams of Difference: the Japanese Romantic School and the Crisis of Modernity
4. Edward Fowler's The Rhetoric of Confession (in its entirety!) on UCE Books
5. Kato Shuichi's A Sheep's Song (in its entirety!) on UCE Books
6. The Autobiography of Osugi Sakae (in its entirety!) 
7. David James Fisher's Romain Rolland and the Politics of Intellectual Engagement.
8. Andrew E. Barshay, State and Intellectual in Imperial Japan
9. Norma Field's From My Grandmother's Bedside
10. Joel Cohen's informative introduction to his recent translation of Soseki's Botchan  
11. These hilighted chapters from Andrew Gordon's Postwar Japan as History


Language Hat said...

Is it possible to "grip" a "flow"?

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to sharing our thoughts on these books in Hawaii.

Sally Remica said...

I'll let you in a on a little secret: