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Kawamura, Takeshi

Teikoku eizu no gyakushu [The imperial AIDS strikes back]

Teikoku eizu no gyakushu
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Shinjuku Shobo, Tokyo. 1988, 133p., text in Japanese, very good hardcover in dj. The author ran a theater company founded in 1980 called "Daisan Erotica" (The Third Erotica) and has produced several productions with titles like Freaks and Cocksucker Blues (presumably based on the Murakami Ryu novel), and one that resets a classic 19th century novel in the world of Shinjuku's gay bars. He went on to study in New York and produce experimental theater in Chicago and elsewhere. This book is the script for an avant-garde theatrical production he produced in Tokyo in 1988 - it is set in "the medieval period. Tokyo. In 1999." It features characters representing diseases like "the plague" and "AIDS" and a variety of "shades." The book also includes also an essay by novelist and literary critic Shimada Masahiko entitled "Eizu no tomodachi" [Friends of AIDS] which describes Shimada's experience visiting a friend studying AIDS as a physician at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York.

Cat.No: 163243

Price: $45.00

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