Tibet, Tibet: A Personal History of a Lost Land by French, Patrick (A)

9781400034178
Type/Format:
LFP
Our Price:
36 PLN / 0 EUR
Publisher's Suggested Price:
17.95 USD
Published:
Vintage, 2004
ISBN:
9781400034178
State:
As new
Condition:
remainder mark

Description

At different times in its history Tibet has been renowned for pacifism and martial prowess, enlightenment and cruelty. The Dalai Lama may be the only religious leader who can inspire the devotion of agnostics. Patrick French has been fascinated by Tibet since he was a teenager. He has read its history, agitated for its freedom, and risked arrest to travel through its remote interior. His love and knowledge inform every page of this learned, literate, and impassioned book. Talking with nomads and Buddhist nuns, exiles and collaborators, French portrays a nation demoralized by a half-century of Chinese occupation and forced to depend on the patronage of Western dilettantes. He demolishes many of the myths accruing to Tibet–including those centering around the radiant figure of the Dalai Lama. Combining the best of history, travel writing, and memoir, Tibet, Tibet is a work of extraordinary power and insight.

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