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Ian Buruma | A Tokyo Romance: A Memoir

Thu, March 15, 2018 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: $15.00

“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.

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-567-4341