Review of “About Ryōtarō Shiba-san” (1996)


Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Read in Starting Point.

The historical novelist and essayist Shiba Ryōtarō.

More substantial than the other writings about Shiba collected in Starting Point, this one concerns lessons on social problems, but I still get the feeling it was included because Shiba’s death was recent when the volume was compiled.

References here: Starting Point: 1979–1996 (1996/2009).

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