Tokyo's Mystery Deepens
Michael Pronko
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Is Tokyo unknowable Mysterious Confusing Not in these essays The biggest city in the world just became clearer Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Michael Pronko unlocks the doors to Tokyo life These 48 essays reveal what s hidden behind the gleaming exteriors and unconcerned faces in the largest, most crowded city in the world.How to sweat poIs Tokyo unknowable Mysterious Confusing Not in these essays The biggest city in the world just became clearer Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Michael Pronko unlocks the doors to Tokyo life These 48 essays reveal what s hidden behind the gleaming exteriors and unconcerned faces in the largest, most crowded city in the world.How to sweat politely, survive noise trucks and glance sideways are some of the many skills needed to live in Tokyo, but these tricks of daily life also contain deep meanings Pronko s essays muse over the minutest of details, everything from window flowers to moments of eye contact to the gestures needed to navigate crowded spaces If you re traveling to Tokyo, living there or just thinking of going, these essays point you toward the rich byways and fascinating undercurrents of Tokyo life.Essay Topics Include Compact LifeTokyo ExhaustionThe Lunch RitualMothers and DaughtersTokyo DoubledAs in his first collection of essays, Beauty and Chaos, Pronko examines Tokyo as a city, a culture and an overpowering experience Tokyo s Mystery Deepens explores the enigmatic sides of Tokyo with humor, delicacy and a large dose of healthy confusion.Pronko writes about Japanese culture, art, jazz, society, architecture and politics for Newsweek Japan, The Japan Times, Artscape Japan, as well as other venues He has appeared on NHK and Nippon Television and runs his own website, Jazz in Japan jazzinjapan He teaches American Literature and Culture at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and after class wanders Tokyo contemplating its intensity.Praise for his first collection of essays, Beauty and Chaos Japanese who are used to Tokyo are caught off guard by his conclusions derived from careful observation, and are struck dumb Tokyo, the city we are so careless of, suddenly starts to become glorious It is a wonder Chunichi Shimbun Newspaper Giving up the bias and seeing the city with completely different standards, you will see the unexpected, attractive face of Tokyo This book is a guide for rediscovering Tokyo that lets us see the city with unique new features Nikkan Gendai Newspaper Japanese version available from KADOKAWA Publishers as
  • Title: Tokyo's Mystery Deepens
  • Author: Michael Pronko
  • ISBN: 9781942410058
  • Page: 344
  • Format: ebook

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Bandit Apr 26, 2019 - 13:57 PM
This is my second armchair venture into the land of the rising sun and this time around (maybe due to knowing what to expect) somewhat more enjoyable. Mind you, Tokyo still doesn't seem appealing in the slightest to me nor would it constitute a fun place to visit (all the more reason to read about it, of course), but this time around Pronko's essays come across a tad more personable. It may be difficult for me to see the appeal objectively, but Pronko's subjective affection for his adopted city [...]
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Jodie "Bookish"Cook Apr 26, 2019 - 13:57 PM
Book ReviewTitle: Tokyo’s Mystery DeepensAuthor: Michael PronkoGenre: Non-fictional/Slice of Life/EssayRating: *****Review: I wanted to say before I begin this review is going to be slightly longer than some of the other ones I do because this book is a collection of essays on life in Tokyo and therefore cannot be reviewed using the same process I use for the average novel.I loved this book before I even opened it because it is written about life in Japan, Tokyo in particular and it’s a plac [...]
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Paul Franco Apr 26, 2019 - 13:57 PM
This is a sequel to “Beauty and Chaos,” which I reviewed last month, a collection of essays on what it’s like for an American to live in Tokyo. It’s gonna be hard coming up with something I didn’t say about the first volume, as this is more sheer goodiness in the same vein. Michael Pronko is one of those people who notices all the little things that most don’t, like the intriguing relationship between mothers and daughters in public. Considering what’s in energy drinks here in the [...]
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Diane Apr 26, 2019 - 13:57 PM
If Michael Pronko's prior Beauty and Chaos captured the exquisite essence of the urban heartbeat that is Tokyo, then this follow-up essay collection, Tokyo's Mystery Deepens, is its soul, offering up pieces of Tokyo's psyche through the observations of a visitor who became immersed in its culture.Perhaps the bigger question here is: how has Tokyo adapted to Pronko? The answer lies within pages that reveal not only Tokyo's heart and soul, but the process whereby visitors become not just observers [...]
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Maureen Apr 26, 2019 - 13:57 PM
This is a First Read. Got off to a marvellous start - a beautifully wrapped package arrived containing this book and I wanted to start reading it straightaway. Having been to Japan many years ago, I was curious to know more about the traditions, etc. I got off to a bad start when I arrived there - suffering from a very bad bout of bronchitis - and knowing how the Japanese are paranoid about infection! Have only read a few chapters but am really loving it. Have now finished it and it was a wonde [...]
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Etienne Delport Apr 26, 2019 - 13:57 PM
Received as a giveaway.Collection of essays from Tokyo. Provides a lovely insight into life in Tokyo, Most enjoyable.
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Tokyo's Mystery Deepens By Michael Pronko Is Tokyo unknowable Mysterious Confusing Not in these essays The biggest city in the world just became clearer Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Michael Pronko unlocks the doors to Tokyo life These 48 essays reveal what s hidden behind the gleaming exteriors and unconcerned faces in the largest, most crowded city in the world.How to sweat poIs Tokyo unknowable Mysterious Confusing Not in these essays The biggest city in the world just became clearer Writing about Tokyo for over 15 years, essayist and professor Michael Pronko unlocks the doors to Tokyo life These 48 essays reveal what s hidden behind the gleaming exteriors and unconcerned faces in the largest, most crowded city in the world.How to sweat politely, survive noise trucks and glance sideways are some of the many skills needed to live in Tokyo, but these tricks of daily life also contain deep meanings Pronko s essays muse over the minutest of details, everything from window flowers to moments of eye contact to the gestures needed to navigate crowded spaces If you re traveling to Tokyo, living there or just thinking of going, these essays point you toward the rich byways and fascinating undercurrents of Tokyo life.Essay Topics Include Compact LifeTokyo ExhaustionThe Lunch RitualMothers and DaughtersTokyo DoubledAs in his first collection of essays, Beauty and Chaos, Pronko examines Tokyo as a city, a culture and an overpowering experience Tokyo s Mystery Deepens explores the enigmatic sides of Tokyo with humor, delicacy and a large dose of healthy confusion.Pronko writes about Japanese culture, art, jazz, society, architecture and politics for Newsweek Japan, The Japan Times, Artscape Japan, as well as other venues He has appeared on NHK and Nippon Television and runs his own website, Jazz in Japan jazzinjapan He teaches American Literature and Culture at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and after class wanders Tokyo contemplating its intensity.Praise for his first collection of essays, Beauty and Chaos Japanese who are used to Tokyo are caught off guard by his conclusions derived from careful observation, and are struck dumb Tokyo, the city we are so careless of, suddenly starts to become glorious It is a wonder Chunichi Shimbun Newspaper Giving up the bias and seeing the city with completely different standards, you will see the unexpected, attractive face of Tokyo This book is a guide for rediscovering Tokyo that lets us see the city with unique new features Nikkan Gendai Newspaper Japanese version available from KADOKAWA Publishers as

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