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About Blady: A Pattern Out of Time

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Sir Laurens, whose life has encompassed African expeditions and years as a Japanese POW, recalls events-some joyful, some tragic-and in so doing provides the framework for an exploration into the human spirit.

Synopsis:

Sir Laurens van der Post's extraordinary life has encompassed expeditions in Africa, years as a Japanese POW during World War II, service with Lord Mountbatten in Indonesia, and extensive worldwide travel. Combining these rich experiences with the myriad influences on his thinking — which range from Carl Jung, with whom he shared a close friendship, to the African Bushmen, whose culture he has studied and admired, to Zen Buddhism — van der Post has produced this profound memoir.

Sir Laurens selectively recalls events in his life — some joyful, some tragic — and, in revealing the connections between them, provides the framework for an exploration into the human spirit, the ills that torment it, and the forces that keep it alive. The Blady of the title — a horse discovered plowing a field in Provence who becomes a Grand Prix jumper — serves as a perfect symbol of van der Post's belief in the power and the coherence of life's seemingly random events.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156026055
Subtitle:
A Pattern Out Of Time
Author:
Van Der Post, Laurens
Author:
Van Der Post, Laurens
Author:
Laurens van der Post
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Horses
Subject:
Historical - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
19930412
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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Product details 276 pages Harvest Books - English 9780156026055 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Sir Laurens van der Post's extraordinary life has encompassed expeditions in Africa, years as a Japanese POW during World War II, service with Lord Mountbatten in Indonesia, and extensive worldwide travel. Combining these rich experiences with the myriad influences on his thinking — which range from Carl Jung, with whom he shared a close friendship, to the African Bushmen, whose culture he has studied and admired, to Zen Buddhism — van der Post has produced this profound memoir.

Sir Laurens selectively recalls events in his life — some joyful, some tragic — and, in revealing the connections between them, provides the framework for an exploration into the human spirit, the ills that torment it, and the forces that keep it alive. The Blady of the title — a horse discovered plowing a field in Provence who becomes a Grand Prix jumper — serves as a perfect symbol of van der Post's belief in the power and the coherence of life's seemingly random events.

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