The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children's Literature, Vol 10, No 2 (2006)

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"The Art of Emptiness": Buddhist Nature in Picture Books of Miyazawa Kenji's Donguri to Yamaneko (Wildcat and the Acorns)

Helen Kilpatrick

Abstract


Helen Kilpatrick's article introduces readers to one of the most well-known twentieth-century Japanese children's authors and stories. Her article also provides a seamless, detailed analysis of two sets of illustrations for this story. Picture book lovers as well as those interested in Japanese children's literature will enjoy Kilpatrick's discussion.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680