Ian Buruma | A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir

Thu, March 15, 2018 7:30 P.M. Add to your calendar
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00
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“One of those rare historian-humanists who bridge East and West” (Wall Street Journal), Ian Buruma is the author of The Missionary and the Libertine; Murder in AmsterdamYear Zero: A History of 1945; Theater of Cruelty: Art, Film, and the Shadows of War; and Their Promised Land, an account of his grandparents’ love and separation during the 20th century’s darkest hours. The winner of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay, the Erasmus Prize, and the Shorenstein Journalism Award, he is the editor of The New York Review of Books. A Tokyo Romance is an unsparing account of Buruma’s journey into that city’s frenetic and surreal ’70s underground culture.

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