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Asian Absences: Searching for Shangri-La (Armchair Traveller)

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This contemplative and lyrical narrative of a journey from Copenhagen to Eastern Asia evades simple conclusions to vividly capture the conflicting emotional and intellectual responses of a stranger in distant lands, evoking both the exotic wonder and threatening otherness of unfamiliar cultures and repeatedly challenging mythic assumptions about the East. Via an abandoned hospital for lepers, a hallucinogenic mountain pilgrimage with shamans in Kathmandu, and the "beautifully odd" curiosities of Tokyo's metropolis, Wolfgang Büscher takes his reader on a journey of enlightenment that is both troubling and beautiful.

Wolfgang Büscher is an award-winning journalist who writes for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others. He won the Theodor-Wolff Prize for Reportage in 2002.

Synopsis:

Asian Absences is a contemplative and lyrical narrative of a traveler whose spiritual journey takes him from Copenhagen to Asia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906598761
Publisher:
Haus Pub.
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Author:
Buscher, Wolfgang
Subject:
Travel-Southeast Asia
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Armchair Traveller
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
220
Dimensions:
6.50 x 4.75 in

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