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Description - A Guru is Born by Kitano Takeshi

After losing his job and girlfriend, a man becomes a member of a religious sect, which he soon discovers is a scam. Before he knows it, however, he is the cult's leader. Takeshi Kitano is a world renowned modern day renaissance man whose accomplishments include filmmaking, writing, art and comedy. He is a master in the hard-boiled Japanese gangster movie genre with a fan base which includes the likes of Quentin Tarantino.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781934287316
ISBN-10: 1934287318
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Vertical Inc.
Publisher: Vertical Inc.
Publish Date: 15-May-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kitano Takeshi

Takeshi Kitano is the recipient of the Golden and Silver Lion Prizes, Venice Film Festival, for "Hana-bi" and "Zatoichi." He is also the author of many prose works ranging from memoirs and fiction to social criticism and interview collections. Before he achieved worldwide fame he was one of Japan's most popular television personalities, which he continues to be, thanks to his sharp eye and irreverent sense of humor.Boy is the first literary work by Japan's "Renaissance man" to be translated into English. Mr. Kitano lives and works in Tokyo.