Falling off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the Worldby Pico Iyer
"Lonely places," Iyer calls them, "the places that don't fit in," places that in their psychic or geographic or
Showing the same sympathy and eye for the absurd that made VIDEO NIGHT IN KATHMANDU such a delight, Pico Iyer now turns to places that most of us would make a point of avoiding. Places like Paraguay, Iceland, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam and Bhutan.
"Lonely places," Iyer calls them, "the places that don't fit in," places that in their psychic or geographic or political isolation become even stranger and more remote as time goes on, more possessed by claustrophobia and loony comedy.
"Immensely resonant: a funny, stimulating, eminently humane work." (Kirkus Reviews)
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Meet the Author
Pico Iyer has written nonfiction books on globalism, Japan, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and forgotten places, and novels on Revolutionary Cuba and Islamic mysticism. He regularly writes on literature for The New York Review of Books, on travel for the Financial Times, and on global culture and the news for Time, The New York Times, and magazines around the world.
- Place of Birth:
- Oxford, England, UK
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