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The street philosopher and the holy fool : a Syrian journey, by Marius Kociejowski

Label
The street philosopher and the holy fool : a Syrian journey
Title
The street philosopher and the holy fool
Title remainder
a Syrian journey
Statement of responsibility
by Marius Kociejowski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marius Kociejowski presents the reader with a completely fresh and unexpected face of Syria. This ancient land is only slowly opening up to foreign travellers and remains for many a sinister and forbidding destination.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Kociejowski, Marius
Dewey number
915.6910442
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS94
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kociejowski, Marius
  • Memoirs
  • Travel writing
  • Syria
  • Travel & holiday
  • Middle East
  • Syria
  • Travel and Tourism
Summary expansion
The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool presents the reader with a completely fresh and unexpected face of Syria. This ancient land is only slowly opening up to foreign travellers and remains for many a sinister and forbidding destination. Based on five journeys to Syria, the genius of Marius Kociejowski's book lies not in offering a straightforward guide to the country and its history and sights, but in describing an inner journey which brings him into contact with unusual characters, each of whom is an outsider of sorts. In the company of Christian stigmatic, Myrna; Yasser, an embittered Palestinian exile and a member of al-Fatah; a 'desert father', Paolo Dall'Oglio; 'the prince of fools' Abu al-Tahib, who speaks in parables and others, Marius Kociejowski walks the narrow line between reason and folly and finds out what it means to be a human in touch with other humans. This an extraordinary book, describing an inner and an outer journey is rich in humour and insight and positively glows with the delights of the unexpected. Beautifully written, it provides a memorable account of the deeper purposes of travel: to absorb the spirit of a place, to meet people on a different footing
Label
The street philosopher and the holy fool : a Syrian journey, by Marius Kociejowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262)
Control code
BDZ0006140908
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
262 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780750938068
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The street philosopher and the holy fool : a Syrian journey, by Marius Kociejowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-262)
Control code
BDZ0006140908
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
262 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780750938068
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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