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Re: New Edition of The One-Straw Revolution

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  • kornld45
    ... Larry
    Message 1 of 18 , May 26, 2009
      --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, "alan.zulch" <alan@...> wrote:
      >Thanks, Alan, It took a while to get the English translation to read as effectively as the Japanese edition. We spent about three years on it, but we all wanted to get it right. I live in Oregon now. Since my daughter graduated from high school and went off to college it has freed me up to do more work to promote Fukuoka's natural farming as well as permaculture, local agriculture and other sustainable community work. It's good to be back.
      > Dear Larry,
      > A few months ago I was given a pdf version of One Straw Revolution and after reading the first pages realized I had to have the original, so I found a used copy online. What an amazing book! I was so impressed I tracked down used copies of all of the rest of Fukuoka-san's books. I also put in an advance order for the new OSR printing on Amazon, which I look forward to receiving before long.
      > One of the people that really impressed me from reading One Straw Revolution was, well, you! Your introduction, editing and translation of the original was superb on all levels and undoubtedly enabled English speakers to really grasp Fukuoka-san's nuances and character.
      > I wondered where you were now, yet I just didn't expect to see you "surface" here! What a pleasant surprise.
      > So, kudos and heartfelt gratitude to you for all that you have done in making this critical information available to broader numbers of people. I'm hoping and trusting that this second printing will really resonate with the increasingly receptive Western audiences.
      > Best regards,
      > Alan Zulch
      > (http://www.globalonenessproject.org)
      > --- In fukuoka_farming@yahoogroups.com, "kornld45" <kornld45@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Hi, all,
      > > I am a new member to the group. I thought some of you might be interested in the fact that a new printing of Masanobu Fukuoka's The One-Straw Revolution is at the printer and will be released by The New York Review of Books on June 2nd. Finally! It is just like the Rodale edition (1978) but it also has a new introduction by Frances Moore Lappe (Diet for a Small Planet) and a lovely "Note to Readers" which Sensei wrote for a 1986 Japanese edition of One-Straw.
      > > Larry Korn
      > >
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