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  • Mosaic Orpheus

    by Peter Scott ...
    Book 20 - Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series
    Working always to connect the polemical to the personal, Peter Dale Scott's political poems - from the tear gas of Berkeley protests in the 1960s to the problems of Thai forest monks in an era of drug-trafficking and deforestation - are a process of self-questioning. Self-questioning also marks his meditation poems, including a sequence on the death of his first wife. In opposition to contemporary ... Read more

    $16.19 USD

  • Mosaic Orpheus

    by Peter Scott ...
    Book 20 - Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series
    Working always to connect the polemical to the personal, Peter Dale Scott's political poems - from the tear gas of Berkeley protests in the 1960s to the problems of Thai forest monks in an era of drug-trafficking and deforestation - are a process of self-questioning. Self-questioning also marks his meditation poems, including a sequence on the death of his first wife. In opposition to contemporary ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

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  • Far and Away

    Reporting from the Brink of Change

    From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—“Andrew Solomon’s magisterial Far and Away collects a quarter-century of soul-shaking essays” (Vanity Fair).Far and Away chronicles Andrew Solomon’s writings about places undergoing seismic shifts—political, cultural, and spiritual. From his stint on the ... Read more

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  • A Fortune-Teller Told Me

    Earthbound Travels in the Far East

    Warned by a Hong Kong fortune-teller not to risk flying for a whole year, Tiziano Terzani — a vastly experienced Asia correspondent — took what he called “the first step into an unknown world. . . . It turned out to be one of the most extraordinary years I have ever spent: I was marked for death, and instead I was reborn.”Traveling by foot, boat, bus, car, and train, he visited Burma, Thailand, ... Read more

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  • Sun After Dark

    Flights Into the Foreign

    by Pico Iyer ...
    series Vintage Departures
    One of the best travel writers now at work in the English language brings back the sights and sounds from a dozen different frontiers. A cryptic encounter in the perfumed darkness of Bali; a tour of a Bolivian prison, conducted by an enterprising inmate; a nightmarish taxi ride across southern Yemen, where the men with guns may be customs inspectors or revolutionaries–these are just three of the ... Read more

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  • The Art of Pilgrimage

    The Seeker's Guide to Making Travel Sacred (For Readers of A Pilgrimage to Eternity)

    The Spiritual Traveler’s Travel Guide“A must read before a trip.” ―Escape“One of the greatest travel books I have ever read.” ―Peter Feibleman, author of Lilly: Reminiscences of Lillian Hellman#1 Bestseller in Atlases & MapsThe classic guide to making travel meaningful. The Art of Pilgrimage is a travel guide full of inspiration for the spiritual traveler... ... Read more

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    Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

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  • The Other Side of the Mountain

    The End of the Journey

    by Thomas Merton ...
    Book 7 - The Journals of Thomas Merton
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  • The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

    Book 2 - The Best Spiritual Writing Series
    "A trove of well-wrought, luminous, soul-bracing gifts." -Thomas Lynch (on the 2010 edition)With selection chosen from a vast range of journals and magazines, The Best Spiritual Writing 2011 gathers the finest pieces of spiritual writing to appear in American publications during the past year. The collection offers an opportunity to read intimate and thought-provoking work, ranging from poetry to ... Read more

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    A Chronicle of the Turmoil of our Times

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