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Motions And Moments

Author : Michael Pronko
ISBN : 9781942410102
Genre : Travel
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Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo Motions and Moments is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These 42 new essays burrow into the unique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its millions of inhabitants. Based on Pronko’s 18 years living, teaching and writing in Tokyo, these essays on how Tokyoites work, dress, commute, eat and sleep are steeped in insights into the city’s odd structures, intricate pleasures and engaging undertow. Included are essays on living to size and loving the crowd, on Tokyo’s dizzying uncertainties and daily satisfactions, and on the 2011 earthquake. As in his first two books, this collection captures the ceaseless flow and passing flashes of life in biggest city in the world with gentle humor and rich detail. Praise for the first collection, Beauty and Chaos: Slices and Morsels of Tokyo Life: "A clear-eyed but affectionate portrait of a city that reaches beyond simple stereotypes. An elegantly written, precisely observed portrait of a Japanese city and its culture." Kirkus Reviews "Beauty and Chaos is a spectacular read. Its essays are long enough to be cohesive and provocative while remaining short and sweet. The collection is masterful and unique." Stephanie Chandler, SPR Review “He notices the kinds of things that might be taken for granted by the Japanese and overlooked entirely by visitors.” Rebecca Foster, The Bookbag Gold Award First Place for Cultural Non-Fiction (Reader's Favorite Awards 2015) Gold Award (Non-Fiction Authors Association 2015) Praise for the second collection, Tokyo’s Mystery Deepens: Essays on Tokyo: “As chapters flow through Tokyo cultural experiences, readers receive a rare glimpse of the structure and nature of Tokyo's underlying psyche. It's a powerful, intimate consideration of many aspects of Japanese culture.” D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review "An insider's view of what life is really like in this pulsing, densely populated Asian metropolis...this little book of short, easy to read essays delivers to its readers an education." Vera A. Pereskokova Luxury Reading Blog “Could one have a better guide? Anyone planning to work and live in Tokyo for a period of time will find Pronko indispensable.” “Tokyo's Mystery Deepens is so much more than just a guidebook to Tokyo…it actually plunges into the minuscule details of what it is like to be a Tokyoite.” Gold Award for Creative Non-Fiction (eLit Awards 2015) Silver Award for Travel Essay (eLit Award 2015)

World Film Locations

Author : Chris Magee
ISBN : 9781841504834
Genre : Performing Arts
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Forty-five scenes from classic and contemporary films shot in Tokyo, accompanied by essays.

Tokyo In Transit

Author : Alisa Freedman
ISBN : 9780804771450
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This work discusses literary depictions of mass transit in 20th century Tokyo in the decades preceding WWII. It cuts across literary and historical/sociological analysis, and contributes to the growing body of work examining Japanese urbanism, gender, and modernism.

World War Two In Asia And The Pacific And The War S Aftermath With General Themes

Author : Loyd E. Lee
ISBN : 0313293260
Genre : History
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The first comprehensive historiographic reference work on the war in Asia and the Pacific.

Tokyo 1955 1970

Author : Doryun Chong
ISBN : 9780870708343
Genre : Art
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Catalog of an exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Nov. 18, 2012-Feb. 25, 2013.

Japan In The World

Author : Masao Miyoshi
ISBN : 9780822381808
Genre : History
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Since the end of World War II, Japan has determinately remained outside the current of world events and uninvolved in the processes determining global history and politics. In Japan and the World, distinguished scholars, novelists, and intellectuals articulate how Japan—despite unprecedented economic prowess in securing dominance in the world's market—is caught in a complex dependency with the United States. Drawing on critical and postmodernist theory, this timely volume situates this dependency in a broader historical context and assesses Japan's current dealings in international politics, society, and culture. Among the many topics covered are: racism in U.S.-Japanese relations; productivity and workplace discourse; Western cultural hegemony; the constructing of a Japanese cultural history; and the place of the novelist in today's world. Originally published as a special issue of boundary 2 (Fall 1991), this edition includes four new essays on Japanese industrial revolution; the place of English studies in Japan; how American cultural, historical, and political discourse represented Japan and in turn how America's version of Japan became Japan's version of itself; and an "archaeology" of hegemonic relationships between Japan and America and Britain in the first half of the twentieth century. Contributors. Eqbal Ahmad, Perry Anderson, Bruce Cumings, Arif Dirlik, H.D. Harootunian, Kazuo Ishuro, Fredric Jameson, Kojin Karatani, Oe Kenzaburo, Masao Miyoshi, Tetsuo Najita, Leslie Pincus, Naoki Sakai, Miriam Silverberg, Christena Turner, Rob Wilson, Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

After The Avant Garde

Author : Robert Boyers
ISBN : UCAL:B4330905
Genre : Art
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This study of contemporary art and culture brings together Boyers's sharply focused essays on writers, filmmakers, painters, and critics, first published in the TLS, The American Scholar, Granta, TheAmerican Poetry Review, and Salmagundi. The essays respond to the diversity of "events" that make up our cultural life, and take as their central theme what Boyers calls "object loss" in the art and writing of some prominent contemporaries. The term designates a radical incapacity to think clearly about the objects--actual or imagined--that give a work point or focus. He argues that this incapacity has produced various kinds of irrelevance and dishonesty, not so much in the art of our day as in the various critical theories and response patterns which are dominant among us. Dwelling on such figures as Jean-Luc Godard, Mario Vargas Llosa, Marcel Duchamp, John Ashbery, and William Styron, Boyers frequently casts his reflections as responses to theories that have gained--especially among contemporary literary intellectuals--an indisputable currency. His essays constitute a negative aesthetic, a "definition by recoil" of postmodernist art and the ideology that promotes or defends it.

To Kynegi Tou Agrioprovatou

Author : Banana Yoshimoto
ISBN : 9600310742
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105113597475
Genre : Documentary films
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Library Of Congress Catalog Motion Pictures And Filmstrips

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89015339930
Genre : Filmstrips
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