The Last Samurai

By Helen Dewitt


Helen DeWitt’s 2000 debut, The Last Samurai, was “destined to become a cult classic” (Miramax). The enterprising publisher sold the rights in twenty countries, so “Why not just, ‘destined to become a classic?’” (Garth Risk Hallberg) And why must cultists tell the uninitiated it has nothing to do with Tom Cruise?Sibylla, an American-at-Oxford turned…


Published date: January 1, 2000
Type: Books
Genre: Fiction

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Look I don’t have any idea what the best books of the decade were but I’m ending the ‘teens reading The Last Samurai by Helen DeWitt and it’s incredible. How did none of you tell me about this book until now, you jerks, you heathens?!