BD. Edmund Blunden
56. [Blunden]. ‘Phoenix and Rising Sun’. Review of New Paths for Japan, by Harold Wakefield. TLS, 2 October 1948, p. 550.
Blunden sympathises with the ‘highly cultivated
and generous personalities’ of Japanese who were ‘driven into
solitude’ by the war, and who have a renewed hope, but feel an acute
sense of being out of touch with new movements in art, literature, and
music. The review would have been submitted to TLS from Tokyo during
Blunden’s second stay in Japan.