- ペーパーバック: 150ページ
- 出版社: iUniverse (2006/1/30)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 0595374565
- ISBN-13: 978-0595374564
- 発売日： 2006/1/30
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 15.2 x 1 x 22.9 cm
- おすすめ度： 2件のカスタマーレビュー
- Amazon 売れ筋ランキング: 洋書 - 455,163位 (洋書の売れ筋ランキングを見る)
Ero-samurai: An Obsessed Man's Loving Tribute to Japanese Women (英語) ペーパーバック – 2006/1/30
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David Duff was born in the United States but has spent the last twelve years living in Kyoto, Japan. He is an English teacher and avid lover of beer, darts, Jimi Hendrix, and Japanese women.
Does this publisher not employ a single editor?
If the manuscript was read by a real university instructor, as the preface states, why did he allow such puerility to go to print?
If the author's goal is really to "approach even a quarter" of Junichiro Tanizaki's writing talent, does he think he can approach this fraction by using jokey slang terms for sexual organs over and over and over?
Is there anyone over the age of eleven who thinks that "o...続きを読む ›
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As stated above, this book takes on the rather lofty task of attempting to share some insight into why many of us westerners find Japanese women so special.
This is a subject that I'm sure many authors have thought about before but for whatever reason, none have tackled. As to why, eludes me. However that is precisely the reason this book is so special. Search elsewhere and you will find no paucity of dry, cold, and didactic literature that will safely examine subjects related to Japan.
Not here my friend. This is an intensely personal journey into territory that is somewhat off limits by normal literary standards. Calling it exclusively personal would be misleading because the author does an excellent job quoting sources of classical Japanese literature supporting his ideas.
Upon reading it, it dawned on me. This is an instant classic.
Out of all the books I've ever read on Japan, not one has had the honesty to come forth and say what this man has said here. And for that, I congratulate him.
You are one wild and crazy warrior Mr. Duff!