Review of “Vänner” (2000)


Donald Keene (writer).

Read in 2023.

Read in Swedish in the collection Icke brännbara sopor (2000). The collection does not list the original date of publication.

Keene describes his own meetings with highbrow Japanese authors and other literati in the 1960s and early 1970s.

It’s mostly drinking, but still a fun glimpse of a lost international world of literary glamour.

text non-fiction Japanese production