Au Japon

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Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. East Asia Studies. Translated from the French by Daniel Kane. In what was by all appearances a relatively short life, Amedee Baillot de Guerville was by turns an instructor of French at a women's college, a newspaper and magazine owner and editor, Honorary Commissioner for the World's Columbian Exhibition, popular lecturer, war correspondent, author, and general "globe-trotter." Immigrating to the United States as a very young man in the 1880s, de Guerville gained his widest fame as ...
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Overview


Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. East Asia Studies. Translated from the French by Daniel Kane. In what was by all appearances a relatively short life, Amedee Baillot de Guerville was by turns an instructor of French at a women's college, a newspaper and magazine owner and editor, Honorary Commissioner for the World's Columbian Exhibition, popular lecturer, war correspondent, author, and general "globe-trotter." Immigrating to the United States as a very young man in the 1880s, de Guerville gained his widest fame as a New York based correspondent and lecturer in the 1890s, before returning to his native France in 1898. In AU JAPON (1904), de Guerville recounts with mostly comical gaze--and perhaps a touch of imagination--his experiences in the Far East during the years 1892 and 1894. As the author himself confesses, "each of us sees things in our own way." After a century, that of Monsieur de Guerville is worth rediscovering.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781602351288
  • Publisher: Parlor Press
  • Publication date: 10/5/2009
  • Series: Writing Travel Series
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.52 (d)

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Amedee Baillot de Guerville (1869-1911) was a French war correspondent and travel writer whose books include Au Japon (1904), La Lutte contre la tuberculose (1904), and La Nouvelle Egypte, ce qu'on dit, ce qu'on voit du Caire a Fashoda. 1905). He was a lecturer in French at Milwaukee Women's College and later served as the Honorary Commissioner of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Translator Daniel Kane received his BA in French and History from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 1992. After a time in Korea in the military he went on to study Korean History at the University of Hawaii, where he received his MA in 1999. He is currently completing a doctorate in Korean history from the University of Hawaii.
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