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Author: 丸谷, 才一, 1925- ; Saiichi Maruya; Dennis Keene
Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Kodansha America, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author takes a serious theme and serves it up in a highly entertaining form. The central character is a bright, attractive, and strongwilled single woman working in the male-dominated environment of a major daily newspaper. One of her editorials angers a powerful supporter of the ruling political party; the government puts pressure on her through the newspaper; and the woman retaliates, using a network of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Maruya, Saiichi, 1925-
Mature woman.
Tokyo : Kodansha ; New York : distributed in the United States by Kodansha America, 1995
(OCoLC)648508791
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 丸谷, 才一, 1925- ; Saiichi Maruya; Dennis Keene
ISBN: 4770018649 9784770018649
OCLC Number: 33054365
Notes: Translation of Onna-zakari.
Description: 322 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Onna-zakari.
Responsibility: Saiichi Maruya ; translated by Dennis Keene.

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The author takes a serious theme and serves it up in a highly entertaining form. The central character is a bright, attractive, and strongwilled single woman working in the male-dominated environment of a major daily newspaper. One of her editorials angers a powerful supporter of the ruling political party; the government puts pressure on her through the newspaper; and the woman retaliates, using a network of friends and relatives - including an actress who was once closely involved with the prime minister, and a fellow journalist with writer's block - to defend herself. The result is a slyly accurate picture of contemporary Japan that not only tells us about the role of women there in the 1990s, and about bribery and coercion at the highest levels of society, but treats us to the sort of brilliant gossip that makes a good novel great fun to read.

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