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BOOK OF THE MONTH
THE PLAGUE UPON US
Shabir Ahmad Mir
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Being a Man
Robert Twigger

Classification : Travel & Adventure
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Phoenix Paperbacks
Page Extent : 208
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753813782
Price : 499

About the book

Having learnt Aikido with the Tokyo riot police (ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS) and hunted for the world's longest snake in the jungles of the Far East (BIG SNAKE), Robert Twigger now turns his attention to other traditionally male pursuits and pastimes (some of which are fairly close to home, some of which are more extreme), and looks at the questions these raise about masculinity and the role of man in modern society.



BEING A MAN features Twigger participating in, and writing on: the informal rules and thrill seeking of solo climbing, bullfighting in Spain, the 'illicit pleasure of buying my first gun', and the rules of survival with a tribe of Naga headhunters - the sort of activities and pursuits often scorned in the modern, interiorised office-based world.


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A beguiling stylist, he interleaves reminiscence and aphorism to produce something wholly original. A tour de force
Twigger is acute and disarming, and his book on manliness has the refreshing virtue of declining to see women as the enemy>
If Twigger really is lamenting a passing age of masculinity, he does so in quixotic style in this amusing memoir>
He is certainly very good on the allure of some male-dominated subcultures>
     
Robert Twigger
Robert Twigger is a British author, poet and adventurer. After attending Oxford University he trained with the Tokyo Riot Police, which became the subject of his bestselling book ANGRY WHITE PYJAMAS...(+)
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