The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto
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Iyer, P. (2011). The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Iyer, Pico. 2011. The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

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Iyer, Pico, The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011.

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Iyer, Pico. The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2011. Web.

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All this he did. And then he met Sachiko.
Vivacious, attractive, thoroughly educated, speaking English enthusiastically if eccentrically, the wife of a Japanese "salaryman" who seldom left the office before 10 P.M., Sachiko was as conversant with tea ceremony and classical Japanese literature as with rock music, Goethe, and Vivaldi. With the lightness of touch that made Video Night in Kathmandu so captivating, Pico Iyer fashions from their relationship a marvelously ironic yet heartfelt book that is at once a portrait of cross-cultural infatuation — and misunderstanding — and a delightfully fresh way of seeing both the old Japan and the very new.
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        Iyer's travelogue about visiting Japan and living in a monastery is subverted by his encounter with a vivacious woman.

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All this he did. And then he met Sachiko.
Vivacious, attractive, thoroughly educated, speaking English enthusiastically if eccentrically, the wife of a Japanese "salaryman" who seldom left the office before 10 P.M., Sachiko was as conversant with tea ceremony and classical Japanese literature as with rock music, Goethe, and Vivaldi. With the lightness of touch that made Video Night in Kathmandu so captivating, Pico Iyer fashions from their relationship a marvelously ironic yet heartfelt...
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