Sun After Dark

Sun After Dark

Flights Into the Foreign

Book - 2005 | First Vintage Departures edition.
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One of the best travel writers now at work in the English language brings back the sights and sounds from a dozen different frontiers. A cryptic encounter in the perfumed darkness of Bali; a tour of a Bolivian prison, conducted by an enterprising inmate; a nightmarish taxi ride across southern Yemen, where the men with guns may be customs inspectors or revolutionaries-these are just three of the stops on Pico Iyer's latest itinerary.
But the true subject of Sun After Dark is the dislocations of the mind in transit. And so Iyer takes us along to meditate with Leonard Cohen and talk geopolitics with the Dalai Lama. He navigates the Magritte-like landscape of jet lag, "a place that no human had ever been until forty or so years ago." And on every page of this poetic and provocative book, he compels us to redraw our map of the world.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [2005]
Edition: First Vintage Departures edition.
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781400031030
Branch Call Number: 910.4 IYER
Characteristics: 223 pages ; 21 cm


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Sep 09, 2017

Reflections on travels to dark areas of the world at the end of the twentieth century. Mostly boring, but the chapters on Iyer's time with the Dali Lama are fascinating and a rare insight into the religious man's life.


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