The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool
A Syrian Journey New edition
By (author) Marius Kociejowski
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Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool by Marius Kociejowski
Book Description"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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750938075
(198mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marius Kociejowski
Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool, Paperback (April 2016)
The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool presents the unexpected face of Syria. Based on five journeys, undertaken over as many years, Kociejowski's book is entirely concerned with the slow journey towards friendship
Zoroaster's Children, Paperback (January 2016)
Krakauer meets Vollmann and Leigh-Fermor in these mesmerizing travel essays, all rendered in an exquisite style all Kociejowski's own.
Pebble Chance, Paperback (January 2015)
Essays and anecdotes from travel-writer, poet, and bookseller Marius Kociejowski, including pieces on encounters with Bruce Chatwin and Javier Marias.
Pigeon Wars of Damascus, Paperback (April 2011)» View all books by Marius Kociejowski
Pigeon Wars offers an outcast's tour of the post 9-11 clashes and challenges and changes refashioning the Middle East.
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Author Biography - Marius Kociejowski
Marius Kociejowski is justly admired by lovers of contemporary poetry for his mastery of the craft. He has published three collections of poetry in Britain and has also published essays on various topics, mainly on people, travel and literature. Marius Kociejowski is Ontario-born but has long been resident in London, England.
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