Asian Absences: Searching for Shangri-La (Hardcover)

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By Wolfgang Buscher, Simon Pare (Translated by)
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Asian Absences is the contemplative and lyrical narrative of a traveller whose sensory and spiritual journey takes him from Copenhagen to Eastern Asia. En route, he passes through a feverish India and an abandoned hospital for lepers, undertakes a hallucinogenic mountain pilgrimage with shamans in Kathmandu, embarks on an industrial oil tanker to Singapore, and examines the "beautifully odd" curiosities of Tokyo's metropolis, before arriving at his final destination, the elusive Tibetan city of Shangri-La. Wolfgang Büscher vividly captures the conflicting emotional and intellectual responses of a stranger in distant lands, evoking both the exotic wonder and threatening otherness of unfamiliar cultures that repeatedly challenge mythic assumptions about the East.

About the Author

Simon Pare is a translator from French and German who lives in Paris.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781906598761
ISBN-10: 1906598762
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Publication Date: January 18th, 2011
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Armchair Traveller