Ian Buruma Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

CRITICISM

Adil, Alev. “The Yellow Man's Burden.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 4856 (26 April 1996): 36.

Adil offers a positive assessment of The Missionary and the Libertine, though notes that Buruma's commentary on culture is more rewarding than his commentary on politics.

Ascherson, Neal. “Put Out More Flags.” New York Review of Books 46, no. 9 (20 May 1999): 12, 14.

Ascherson praises Anglomania, though notes that Buruma does not adequately distinguish between “English” and “British” traits.

Banville, John. “Winners.” New York Review of Books 38, no. 19 (21 November 1991): 27-9.

Banville offers a positive assessment of Playing the Game.

Craig, Gordon A. “An Inability to Mourn.” New York Review of Books 41, no. 13 (14 July 1994): 43-5.

Craig evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of The Wages of Guilt.

Hitchens, Christopher. “Oh, to Be English!” National Review 50, no. 14 (26 July 1999): 55-6.

Hitchens compliments Buruma's prose in Anglomania.

Howard, Michael. “Uniquely Horrible.” London Review of Books (8 September 1994): 9.

Howard offers a positive assessment of The Wages of Guilt.

Parks, Tim. “On and Off the High Road.” London Review of Books (27 May 1999): 28-31.

Parks offers a mixed assessment of Voltaire's Coconuts, praising Buruma's interesting biographical sketches, but finding flaws in Buruma's “universalist” perspective and disdain for the notion of national identity.

Sayle, Murray. “Japan Victorious.” New York Review of Books 32, no. 5 (28 March 1985): 33-40.

Sayle evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of God's Dust.

Sterba, James. “The Not-So-Spiritual East.” New York Review of Books 36, no. 14 (28 September 1989): 52-4.

Sterba offers a positive assessment of God's Dust.

Theroux, Paul. “Nations in Search of Self.” Far Eastern Economic Review 145, no. 40 (5 October 1989): 78.

Theroux offers a positive assessment of God's Dust.

Turner, E. S. “You Who Love England.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5010 (9 April 1999): 22.

Turner praises Buruma's prose and central argument in Voltaire's Coconuts.

Additional coverage of Buruma's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 128; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 65; and Literature Resource Center.