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Unformatted text preview: are a lot more relatable. But besides the obvious marks of Japanese culture (what happens at an umbrella shop anyway?), what are some more subtle ways in which this story is like the other literature we have read. Specifically, how would this story, which at its heart is a simple sort of love story, be treated differently coming from a Western author? That is all I can really think to ask at the moment. Again, I am sorry this went out so late, and I hope this actually reaches everybody since I think I did it wrong. Anyway, see you all in class tomorrow.-Ben Holmes...
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- Spring '08