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Looking for the Lost: Journeys Through a Vanishing Japan (Kodansha Globe)

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A VIBRANT, MEDITATIVE WALK IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL OF JAPAN

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 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 exile. Wry, witty, sometimes angry, always eloquent, Booth is a uniquely perceptive guide.

Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation. Perhaps even more significant, it is the self-portrait of one man, Alan Booth, exquisitely painted in the twilight of his own life.

Synopsis:

A VIBRANT, MEDITATIVE WALK IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL OF JAPAN

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 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 exile. Wry, witty, sometimes angry, always eloquent, Booth is a uniquely perceptive guide.

Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation. Perhaps even more significant, it is the self-portrait of one man, Alan Booth, exquisitely painted in the twilight of his own life.

About the Author

ALAN BOOTH was born in London in 1946 and traveled to Japan in 1970 to study Noh theater. He stayed, working as a writer and film critic, until his death from cancer in 1993. His books include The Roads to Sata.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568361482
Editor:
Sitzer, Joshua
Author:
Sitzer, Joshua
Author:
null, Alan
Author:
Booth, Alan
Publisher:
Kodansha
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Memoirs
Subject:
Travel/Sports
Subject:
Recreation | Travel | Essays
Subject:
Travel, Sports, and Recreation | Travel | Essays and Memoirs
Subject:
Japan Description and travel.
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation | Travel | Essays & Memoirs
Subject:
Travel-Japan
Subject:
Travel, Sports, & Recreation
Copyright:
Series:
Kodansha Globe
Publication Date:
19960531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 line illus
Pages:
389
Dimensions:
8.43x5.66x1.07 in. 1.04 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A VIBRANT, MEDITATIVE WALK IN SEARCH OF THE SOUL OF JAPAN

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 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 exile. Wry, witty, sometimes angry, always eloquent, Booth is a uniquely perceptive guide.

Looking for the Lost is a technicolor journey into the heart of a nation. Perhaps even more significant, it is the self-portrait of one man, Alan Booth, exquisitely painted in the twilight of his own life.

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