JUNGLE CROWS: A TOKYO EXPATRIATE ANTHOLOGY

JUNGLE CROWS: A TOKYO EXPATRIATE ANTHOLOGY

By: Wright, Editor) Hillel (Author

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The voices of expatriates issue from the edges of existence, and in Tokyo, this means half-empty cars on wee-hour train commutes, sparse beaches in sw imming-pool sized parks, darkened cinemas at the peak of the morning rush-h our -- precious loci of intimacy in the world's most populas mega-city. ("A t night Tokyo expands," writes Jonathan Mack. "Air rushes in.") Some of the se writings move far beyond the city's perimeters to recount pasts often de sperately escaped but still longed for, still present (we even visit Dostoe vsky in Germany!), because living elsewhere provides a fresh perspective on the new land and the old. Samuel Johnson wrote: "To be happy at home is th e ultimate result of all ambition," and perhaps of all expatriates. This ri ch collection of stories, poems and musings is a testament to the power of language to traverse time and space in the global sprawl of the 21st centur y -- and its writings strongly suggest that 'home' is fast being redefined. (Roland Kelts, author or Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has invade d the US) Jungle Crows sheds light on what's been going on in English ex-pat fiction and poetry (most especially performance poetry) in recent years, and in dark and light places in the greater Tokyo area. The writing in this anthology tends toward the urban and colloquial. ribs crack "like so many chopsticks." A newly-fired worker, to a junior high school student in a sailor uniform. "I don't usually like to be seen, but I've seen you here before."

Title: JUNGLE CROWS: A TOKYO EXPATRIATE ANTHOLOGY

Author Name: Wright, Editor) Hillel (Author

Categories: Short Stories & Essays,

Publisher: Printed Matter Press: 2007

ISBN Number: 1933606126

ISBN Number 13: 9781933606125

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000032996