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Sun After Dark

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Pico Iyer - one of our most compelling and profoundly provocative travel writers - invites us to accompany him on an array of exotic explorations, from L.A. and Yemen to Haiti and Ethiopia, from a Bolivian prison to a hidden monastery in Tibet. He goes to Cambodia, where the main tourist attraction is a collection of skulls from the Khmer Rouge killing fields, and travels through southern Arabia in the weeks before September 11, 2001. He practices meditation with Leonard Cohen and discusses geopolitics with the Dalai Lama, travels to Easter Island and through the imaginative terrains of W. G. Sebald and Kazuo Ishiguro, weaving physical and psychological challenges together into a seamless narrative. Throughout his travels, the familiar thrill of adventure is haunted by the unsettling questions that arise for Iyer everywhere he goes: How do we reconcile suffering with the sunlight often found around it? How does the foreign instruct the traveler, precisely by discomfiting him? And how does travel take us more deeply into reality, both within us and without? Intensely affecting, Iyer's explorations are a road map of thinking in new ways about our changing world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 074757670X
  • 9780747576709
  • 998,571

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'Pico Iyer's remarkable talent is enough justification for going anywhere in the world he fancies.' Wendy Law-Yone, WASHINGTON POST BOOK WORLD 'Brilliant ... [Iyer] reflects back at us images from a postcolonial world that is gorgeously complex and stubbornly elusive, yet firmly within his grasp.' Jeff Baker, NEW YORK TIMES 'As a guide to far-flung places, Pico Iyer can hardly be surpassed.' THE NEW YORKER
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About Pico Iyer

Pico Iyer is the author of several books about cultures converging, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, and, most recently, Abandon. His articles appear often in such magazines as Harper's, Time, and the New York Review of Books. He lives in suburban Japan.
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517 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (207)
3 31% (158)
2 7% (37)
1 2% (9)
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