The National Library Magazine

Our quarterly magazine
September 2013

The National Library Magazine coverOn the cover:

Innocent princesses, magical spirits and brave samurai: such are the intriguing characters populating the novels of nineteenth-century Japanese writer Kyokutei Bakin. The exquisite illustrations in his books, often imbued with hidden messages, continue to resonate today in the manga, games, animations and comics based on his work. Read more about the National Library of Australia’s collection of Bakin’s novels, essays and journals on page 2


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