Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Hard Travel to Sacred Places

Book - 1994 | 1st ed.
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Hard Travel to Sacred Places is the record of a personal odyssey through Southeast Asia, an external and internal journey through grief and the painful realities of a decadent age. Wurlitzer--novelist, screenwriter, and Buddhist practitioner--travels with his wife, photographer Lynn Davis, on a photo assignment to the sacred sites of Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia. Heavy Westernization, sex clubs, aging hippies and expatriates, and political dissidents provide a vivid contrast to the peace that Wurlitzer and Davis seek, still reeling from the death of their son in a car accident. As Davis with her camera searches for a thread of meaning among the artifacts and relics of a more enlightened age, Wurlitzer grasps at the wisdom of the Buddhist teachings in an effort to assuage his grief. His journal chronicles the survival of age-old truths in a world gone mad.
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 1994.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781570621178
1570621179
9781570620249
1570620245
Branch Call Number: 915.9 W967
Characteristics: v, 161 p. ; 20 cm.

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JacquieM
Jan 08, 2013

The author tries to use his knowledge of Buddhism to somehow "cure" his and his wife's sorrow over the death of her son, with limited success. Very self-involved, although understandably so.

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