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  • Kennt jemand die USA-Trilogie von John Dos Passos?

    ASIN/ISBN: 3498095609

    Meine Mutter hat mir die Bücher letzte Woche sehr empfohlen. :-)

    Kennt zufällig jemand dieses Buch? Eine deutsche Ausgabe konnte ich leider nicht finden.


    (von audible)

    In The Bells of Old Tokyo, Anna Sherman explores Japan and revels in all its wonderful particularity. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, Sherman’s account takes pleasure and fascination in the history and culture of a country that can seem startlingly strange to an outsider.

    Following her search for the lost bells of the city - the bells by which its inhabitants kept time during the era when Japan was closed to the West - to her personal friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, here is Tokyo in its bewildering variety.

    From the love hotels of Shinjuku to the appalling fire-storms of 1945 (in which many more thousands of people died than in Hiroshima or Nagasaki), from the death of Mishima to the impact of the Tohoku earthquake of 2011.

    "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." Albus Dumbledore
    ("Vielmehr als unsere Fähigkeiten sind es unsere Entscheidungen, die zeigen, wer wir wirklich sind.")