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Two books on Yanagi with / by Leach. Too similar to have both?

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I'm interested in this book which is letters from Leach to Yanagi. 

https://www.leachpottery.com/books-dvds-sale/soetsu-yanagi-and-bernard-leach-letters-from-1912-1959

However I have - but haven't yet read - 'The Unknown Craftsman' by Yanagi. Link below.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1105345.The_Unknown_Craftsman

I'm not sure if it's worth buying the book of letters.  Does anyone here know about the books and can comment on how similar they are?

Cheers

 

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1 hour ago, hantremmer said:

I'm interested in this book which is letters from Leach to Yanagi. 

https://www.leachpottery.com/books-dvds-sale/soetsu-yanagi-and-bernard-leach-letters-from-1912-1959

However I have - but haven't yet read - 'The Unknown Craftsman' by Yanagi. Link below.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1105345.The_Unknown_Craftsman

I'm not sure if it's worth buying the book of letters.  Does anyone here know about the books and can comment on how similar they are?

Cheers

 

I have read only the second one, which I found thorough and worthwhile.  I will be interested in what you learn about the set of letters.

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I emailed the Leach and they said the books are similar, but not the same - presumably because one is an exchange of letters between the two rather than articles.  I've ordered the second book.

When I'm able I'll post back here about them, though that might be some time.

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