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A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations (Hardback)

By Iyer, Pico

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From one of the most engaging and discerning travel writers of his generation, a playful and profound guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly ...familiar - and the strangest place on earth. He draws on readings, reflections and conversations with Japanese friends to illuminate an unknown place for newcomers, and to give longtime residents a look at their home through fresh eyes. A Beginner's Guide to Japan is a playful and profound guidebook full of surprising, brief and incisive glimpses into Japanese culture. Iyer's adventures and observations as he travels from a meditation-hall to a love-hotel, from West Point to Kyoto Station make for a constantly surprising series of provocations guaranteed to pique the interest and curiosity of those who don't know Japan, and to remind those who do of the wide range of fascinations the country and culture contain.
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ISBN 9781526611536
Released AU 17 Sep 2019
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781526611536
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Released 17 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Iyer, Pico
Category Travel & Holiday
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Dewey Code 952.05
Weight 322g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Japan - Social life and customs - 21st century
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade