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Episodes (Graywolf Memoir)by Pierre Delattre
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"The Divine is in the ordinary."--Pierre Delattre
In each generation there are individuals who live at the center of and help develop the principal themes of the age. Though many of these people are not widely known, their lives are exemplary and their influence among a generation's leaders is profound. Pierre Delattre has been, since the 1950s, one of these people, a voyager who remains in the vanguard.
Episodes consists of distilled moments of autobiography: Delattre has captured the humor, the edge, and the sudden illuminations of the defining moments of his life and his generation. These are tales of his encounters with Albert Schweitzer, Richard Brautigan, Charles de Galle, the Dalai Lama, and Neal Cassady, and of his ministerial work running a North Beach landmark; the Bread and Wine Mission, during the beat/hippy golden age.
These are mystical, cautionary tales by a humorist whose focus is on how superbly the divine is expressed in the ordinary. Delattre is a bit the philosopher, but more the theologian.
Pierre Delattre is a writer, painter, and teacher who currently lives in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Taos and Santa Fe. He is the author of two novels, Walking on Air and Tales of a Dalai Lama, as well as many stories and poems.
About the Author
Pierre Delattre lives in an adobe house far up an arroyo in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains between Taos and Santa Fe. He's a writer, painter, and teacher. He is the author of two novels, Walking on Air and Tales of a Dalai Lama, as well as many stories and poems. He has taught writing at the Universities of Minnesota and Alabama for many years taught writing and aesthetics at the Instituto Allende in Mexico. He has worked in theater, film, and television and on a number of industrial jobs.
After taking his graduate degree in religion and the arts at the University of Chicago Divinity School, he ran a coffeehouse ministry in San Francisco's North Beach during the beat era, hosted a television series, "Against the Stream" and was an editor of the magazine Beatitude, which published many of the early beat poems.
Delattre has always had a special interest in the moral and spiritual aspects of emergent culture. He has been a teacher of yoga and of course relating the arts to spiritual disciplines.
He is currently exhibiting his visual art at the Art Ventures Gallery in Santa Fe and his rock art at the Cardona-Hine Gallery in Truchas, New Mexico.
He serves as a contributing editor of The Hungry Mind Review and of The magazine.
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