By Donald Richie
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1991
A masterfully written choice of brief essays by means of the well-known Western professional on jap tradition and movie and the fellow Time journal calls "the dean of artwork critics in Japan." Spanning greater than thirty years, Richie translates his followed home's artistic accomplishments in the course of its upward push to financial and cultural strength.
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But in Wells, space is a black negation, which first threatens Bedford with 'absolute death'. (129), then becomE'S a 26 Wells and Lewis mystical 'presence that stooped towards me' (134). In Chapter 20, 'Mr Bedford in Infinite Space', the blackness during the lonely return journey to earth leads to a mystical apotheosis; Bedford becomes one with the Absolute. Lewis, on the other hand, will have no truck with such a merely mystical or pantheist God; the blackness of his space is concealed in a lot of poetic verbiage about stars like daisies or jewels, and Ransom sunbathes naked in the golden light of the Sun during his space journeys, because this Light symbolises a very positive God (OSP 34-5).
Often the debt is a conscious borrowing, where Lewis deliberately parodies and alters Wells to make a polemic, anti-Wellsian point. But 23 24 Wells and Lewis sometimes we find what are probably unconscious echoes. Wells's novels, especially FMM, had sunk deep into Lewis's imagination. And finally I want to point out a startling piece of ingratitude, almost the exact opposite in spirit to the grateful and graceful note which heads Out of the Silent Planet (henceforth designated as OSP); I mean the detailed personal attack on Wells, the man himself, in Chapter 15 of That Hideous Strength.
Wells's Cavor had met his end on the Moon'. All this is obvious, and meant to be noticed by the reader; but there are a few other points of contact between the two novels which might have been unconscious echoes on the part of Lewis: 1. In Lewis's Martian canals there is a deadly shark-like creature, the Hnakra, which the poetic canal-dwelling Hrossa delight to hunt, partly in self-defence, but partly for glory and to provide matter for heroic lays. There are deadly creatures also in Wells's lunar waters.
A Lateral View: Essays on Culture and Style in Contemporary Japan by Donald Richie