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The Hare with Amber Eyes (Illustrated Edition): A Hidden Inheritance


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ISBN13: 9780374168285
ISBN10: 0374168288
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The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller

Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggies Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic story than he could ever have imagined.

From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siècle Paris, from occupied Vienna to postwar Tokyo, de Waal traces the netsukes journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. With sumptuous photographs of the netsuke collection and full-color images from de Waals family archive, the illustrated edition of The Hare with Amber Eyes transforms a deeply intimate saga into a work of visual art.

About the Author

Edmund de Waal is one of the worlds leading ceramic artists, and his porcelain is held in many major international collections. His bestselling memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, was shortlisted for numerous prizes and won the Costa Biography Award and the RSL Ondaatje Prize.

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Harr, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Harr)
I would love to be able to see the netsuke collection
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gorzd, January 8, 2013 (view all comments by gorzd)
original, evocative, an amazing combination of personal/family memoir and the large historical events that are the foreground and background to the story of the fascinating Ephrussi family
AND the coming of age of an artist
exquisite language
I cannot put it down
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De Waal, Edmund
Farrar Straus Giroux
Waal, Edmund de
de Waal, Edmund
General Biography
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