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The Resource Please enjoy your happiness, Paul Brinkley-Rogers

Please enjoy your happiness, Paul Brinkley-Rogers

Label
Please enjoy your happiness
Title
Please enjoy your happiness
Statement of responsibility
Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Please Enjoy Your Happiness is a beautifully written coming-of-age memoir based on the English author's summer-long love affair with a remarkable older Japanese woman. Whilst serving as a seaman at the age of nineteen, Brinkley-Rogers met Kaji Yukiko, a sophisticated, highly intellectual Japanese woman, who was on the run from her vicious gangster boyfriend, a member of Japan's brutal crime syndicate, the Yakuza. Trying to create a perfect experience of purity, she took him under her wing, sharing their love of poetry, cinema and music and many an afternoon at the Mozart Café. Brinkley-Rogers, now in his seventies, re-reads Yukiko's letters and finally recognizes her as the love of his life, receiving at last the gifts she tried to bestow on him. Reaching across time and continents, Brinkley-Rogers shows us how to reclaim a lost love, inviting us all to celebrate those loves of our lives that never do end"--Publisher description
Summary
Pulitzer Prize–winning war correspondent Paul Brinkley‐Rogers has lived an adventurous life all over the world. But there is one story he cannot forget: that of his haunting love affair with a mysterious older Japanese woman in 1959. Paul was a sailor aboard the USS Shangri‐La that long‐ago summer when he met Kaji Yukiko in the seaport of Yokosuka. A fierce intellectual, Yukiko shared her astonishing knowledge of literature, film, and poetry with Paul and encouraged, even demanded, that he use his gifts to become the writer he is today
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10526754
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brinkley-Rogers, Paul
Dewey number
  • 070.92
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Touchstone non fiction reprint hardcover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brinkley-Rogers, Paul
  • Brinkley-Rogers, Paul
  • Kaji, Yukiko
  • Brinkley-Rogers, Paul
  • Journalists
  • British Americans
  • Sailors
  • Coming of age
  • May-December romances
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Love
  • Americans
  • Journalists
  • Man-woman relationships
  • May-December romances
  • Japan
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Please enjoy your happiness, Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2016 in Great Britain by Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One fine day -- The torment -- Blue woman -- A certain girl -- Time of the typewriter -- Man like a bear -- Spider woman -- Nice simple boy -- There is no forgiveness -- Five simple rules -- The police know everything -- Yukiko's list -- The most beautiful -- The tower of lilies -- What is my joy? -- Hall of flowers -- Inappropriate thinking -- Friends and enemies -- Waiting woman -- Am I OK? -- Nocturnes -- What men find beautiful -- The garden of grand vision -- We are very sorry -- Can you find it in your heart?
Control code
ocn944933882
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781501151255
Lccn
2016017224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944933882
Label
Please enjoy your happiness, Paul Brinkley-Rogers
Publication
Note
"Originally published in 2016 in Great Britain by Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-354)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One fine day -- The torment -- Blue woman -- A certain girl -- Time of the typewriter -- Man like a bear -- Spider woman -- Nice simple boy -- There is no forgiveness -- Five simple rules -- The police know everything -- Yukiko's list -- The most beautiful -- The tower of lilies -- What is my joy? -- Hall of flowers -- Inappropriate thinking -- Friends and enemies -- Waiting woman -- Am I OK? -- Nocturnes -- What men find beautiful -- The garden of grand vision -- We are very sorry -- Can you find it in your heart?
Control code
ocn944933882
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 354 pages
Isbn
9781501151255
Lccn
2016017224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)944933882

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