From the author of Another Kyoto and Lost Japan, a rich, personal exploration of the culture and history of Bangkok, and an essential guide for anyone visiting the city
Alex Kerr has spent over thirty years of his life living in Bangkok. As with his bestselling books on Japan, this evocative personal meditation explores the city’s secret corners. Here is the huge, traffic-choked metropolis of concrete high-rises, slums and sky trains; but also a place of peace and grace. Looking afresh at everything from ceramics to Thai dance, flower patterns to old houses, Kerr reveals one of Asia’s most kaleidoscopically complex cities. Another Bangkok will delight both those who think they know the city well and those visiting for the first time.
Praise for Another Kyoto * (2018) * Kerr's way of questioning and puzzling through is hugely enjoyable in its own right, and pleasingly infectious. -- Christopher Harding * Spectator * Captivating, informal ... Kerr is the perfect guide. -- PD Smith * Guardian * Rich ... Kerr's combination of instinct and erudition serve him well ... there is something fresh and chirpy about the text, even when it deals with the most esoteric or arcane of subjects. -- Stephen Mansfield * Japan Times *
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