Lady and the Monk
When Pico Iyer decided to go to Kyoto and live in a monastery. he did so to learn about Zen Buddhism from the inside. to get to know Kyoto. one of the loveliest old cities in the world. and to find out something about Japanese culture today-not the world of businessmen and production lines. but the traditional world of changing seasons and the silence of temples. of the images woven through literature. of the lunar Japan that still lives on behind the rising sun of geopolitical power. All this he did. And then he met Sachiko. Vivacious. attractive. thoroughly educated. speaking English enthusiastically if eccentrically. the wife of a Japanese „salaryman” who seldom left the office before 10 p.m.. Sachiko was as conversant with tea ceremony and classical Japanese literature as with rock music. Goethe. and Vivaldi. With the lightness of touch that made Video Night in Kathmandu so captivating. Pico Iyer fashions from their relationship a marvelously ironic yet heartfelt book that is at once a portrait of cross-cultural infatuation-and misunderstanding-and a delightfully fresh way of seeing both the old Japan and the very new.
Autor: Pico Iyer
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41: A Portrait of My Father
Forty-three men have served as President of the United States. Countless books have been written about them. But never before has a President told the story of his father. another President. through his own eyes and in his own words. A unique and intimate biography. the book covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career. including his service in the Pacific during World War II. his pioneering work in the Texas oil business. and his political rise as a Congressman. U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations. CIA Director. Vice President. and President. The book shines new light on both the accomplished statesman and the warm. decent man known best by his family. In addition. George W. Bush discusses his father’s influence on him throughout his own life. from his childhood in West Texas to his early campaign trips with his father. and from his decision to go into politics to his own two-term Presidency.Narrated by Ge
et out on a desperate search.
Mary Higgins Clark
High heroic adventure from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Moon. author of The Deed of PaksenarrionAlthough the king’s illegitimate son had promised he would never seek the throne. he breaks his oath and gets himself into so much trouble that his only hope lies in rescue by the greatest Paladin … who won’t be born for another 500 years.
Autor: Elizabeth Moon
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