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Looking for the Lost Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan Kodansha Globe

Traveling by foot through mountains and villages Alan Booth found a Japan far removed from the stereotypes familiar to Westerners Whether retracing the footsteps of ancient warriors or detailing the encroachments of suburban sprawl he unerringly finds the telling detail the I was really impressed with Alan Booth s Roads to Sata and was relishing the chance to read his follow up Looking For The Lost 1995 And again I was impressed the first section Tsugaru is Booth s retracing the path of Aomori author Osamu Dazai who was famous for his writing and booze fueled life and many suicides attempts one of which was successful The name of Dazai s book that Booth uses as his guide of the region was Return to Tsugaru Travels of a Purple Tramp which gave Both points of reference even though tha

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Xile Wry witty sometimes angry always elouent Booth is a uniuely perceptive guide Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation Perhaps even significant it is the self portrait of one man Alan Booth exuisitely painted in the twilight of his own lif This guy real enjoyed his beer

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Unexpected transformation the everyday drama that brings this remote world to life on the page Looking for the Lost is full of personalities from friendly gangsters to mischievous children to the author himself an expatriate who found in Japan both his true home and dogged e Enjoying it so much that I m reading it v e r y s l o w l y


10 thoughts on “Looking for the Lost Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan Kodansha Globe

  1. says:

    I was really impressed with Alan Booth's Roads to Sata and was relishing the chance to read his follow up Looking For The Lost 1995 And again I was impressed the first section Tsugaru is Booth's retracing the path of Aomori

  2. says:

    This is surely one of the most well written travel books on Japan Booth's breathtaking prose comes as naturally as putting one foot before the other as he meanders around Japan It's the kind of book you read slowly to take in all he is offering

  3. says:

    This book is an amazing travel accountBooth is a walker no matter the weather no matter how awful the road He speaks Japanese he's intelligent and talkative and he talks to the people he meets The experiences he makes good bad funny strange are shared in wonderfully engaging language There is the odd introspection or memory of former visits or happenings in his life too It doesn't happen often and because Booth comes across as such a dow

  4. says:

    Honestly there is uite a bit of excellent Japanese cultural stuff present here but I found the author's tone consistently condescending Further the first part of the book is barely than an extended tirade against Osamu Dazai To dislike that writer's work is fine but to mock his suicide attempts and his alcoholism while doing nothing but drinking beer and shochu all hours of the day is a bit much

  5. says:

    Enjoying it so much that I'm reading it v e r y s l o w l y

  6. says:

    Wow This guy can write He's not looking for a picture postcard Japan He's looking at the country that's in front of him at a walking pace talking to the people he meets and letting you in on it He doesn't wrap up things in neat bows this isn't some memoir disguised as travel writing It's detailed subtle earthy The author died too

  7. says:

    An ok book like his other work Roads to SataStill just the same a bit repetitiveEven so he gives some nice insights in Japanese cultureFor example his explanation of the crux of Japanese literature on the brevity or human glory and the eternal sadness with which the world is charged To be specific a reference from a short story of Akutagawa's life of a foolish man 'ah what is a human life a drop of dew a flash of ligh

  8. says:

    Could not get through the first chapter Painfully boring

  9. says:

    This guy real enjoyed his beer

  10. says:

    I loved The Road to Sata but struggled a bit with this one The last uarter of the book was brilliant I got a bit lost looking for Saigo but now I have found Jdrama about the time and a book on his life I suspect I will re read this at some point

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