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Angry White Pyjamas A Scrawny Oxford Poet Takes Lessons from the Tokyo Riot Police

Angry White Pyjamas
Angry White Pyjamas
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780688175375
  • Druk: 1
  • maart 2000
  • 320 pagina's
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Adrift in Tokyo, translating obscene rap lyrics for giggling Japanese high school girls,, "thirtynothing" Robert Twigger comes to a revelation about himself: He has never been fit nor brave. Guided by his roommates, Fat Frank and Chris, he sets out to cleanse his body and mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow, the author is drawn into the world of Japanese martial arts, joining the Tokyo Riot Police on their yearlong, brutally demanding course of budo training, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against bloodstained "white pyjamas" and fractured collarbones. In Angry White Pyjamas, Twigger blends, the ancient with the modern--the ultratraditionalism, ritual, and violence of the dojo (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs, and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the 1990s--to provide a brilliant, bizarre glimpse of life in contemporary Japan.

Adrift in Tokyo, "thirtynothing" Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: He had never been fit or brave. Guided by his roommates, he set out to cleanse his body and mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow, the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts and joins the Tokyo Riot Police on their year-long, brutally demanding course of budo training, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against blood-stained "white pyjamas" and fractured collarbones. In this entertaining book, Twigger blends the ancient with the modern--the ultratraditionalism, ritual, and violence of the "dojo" (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs, and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the 1990s--to provide a brilliant, bizarre glimpse of contemporary Japan.Adrift in Tokyo, "thirtynothing" Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: He had never been fit or brave. Guided by his roommates, he set out to cleanse his body and mind. Not knowing his fist from his elbow, the author is sucked into the world of Japanese martial arts and joins the Tokyo Riot Police on their year-long, brutally demanding course of budo training, where any ascetic motivation soon comes up against blood-stained "white pyjamas" and fractured collarbones. In this entertaining book, Twigger blends the ancient with the modern--the ultratraditionalism, ritual, and violence of the "dojo" (training academy) with the shopping malls, nightclubs, and scenes of everyday Tokyo life in the 1990s--to provide a brilliant, bizarre glimpse of contemporary Japan.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
maart 2000
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 20,3 x 13,3 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
320 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur(s)
Robert Twigger
Uitgever
It Books

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9780688175375

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Gewicht
272 g
Studieboek
Nee
Verpakking breedte
135 mm
Verpakking hoogte
19 mm
Verpakking lengte
204 mm

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    Relates well to the atmosphere at a conventional Japanese dojo. Pain elevates the Spirit...never give up. Amusing at times, insightfull, good read.

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