Item No: #362524 S.O.S no Amerika. Ki Kimura, Takeshi.
S.O.S no Amerika
S.O.S no Amerika

Japanese Travelog of America During the 1930s

S.O.S no Amerika

Notes: A Japanese literary critic and novelist comments on American life based on a year-long tour of the country, visiting Japanese American communities during the Great Depression.

Kimura and two friends pooled their money and bought a Ford, ultimately putting 15,000 miles on the odometer before selling it for most of what they paid initially. Kimura, while not (apparently) a Communist, was definitely a sympathizer and much of his commentary discusses the radical left in the United States. One chapter is devoted to American views on the Japanese socialist Katayama Sen. Other chapters consider Leon Trotsky and Upton Sinclair.

[2], 5, [1], 3, [1], 374, [8] pages

OCLC: 673327595 (National Diet Library)

Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in the publisher's light green cloth-covered boards printed with a skyscraper design. Probably lacking either a dust jacket, a publisher's box, or both.

Publication: Tokyo: Chikura Shobo, 1932 (Showa 7).

Item No: #362524

Price: $750