Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard and Others [NOOK Book]

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Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard and Others

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Overview

Where do our journeys take us?
What do we leave behind?
What do we carry with us?
How do we find our way?
You are invited to consider a more graceful way of traveling through life. With arresting clarity, Journeys of Simplicity offers vignettes of forty travelers and the few, ordinary things they carried with them-from place to place, from day to day, from birth to death.
Edward Abbey
• Nellie Bly
• Raymond Carver
Dorothy Day
• Marcel Duchamp
• Dolores Garcia
Emma "Grandma" Gatewood
• Mohandas Gandhi
Peter Matthiessen
• William Least Heat Moon
John Muir
• Robert Pirsig
• Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
Henry David Thoreau
• Father Zossima
• and others
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Publishers Weekly
Here's what John Muir brought on his 1,000-mile trek from Indiana to the Gulf of Mexico: a comb, a brush, a towel, soap, a change of underclothing, five books, a plant press and a map. "Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness," he wrote. In Philip Harnden's quirky, reflective book Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Basho, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard & Others, Harnden gives us the lists of objects that famous pilgrims took with them on their travels. Bilbo Baggins wouldn't have strayed from the Shire without his pipe and tobacco (though we learn that he forgot other necessities such as money, a hat and a walking stick). Most entertaining is the substantial list of items Henry David Thoreau brought with him on a 12-day canoe trip in Maine; ironically enough, the man who told others to "simplify, simplify" toted along 166 pounds of stuff. Harnden notes that the book's title is something of a double entendre: it helps us to imagine light, unencumbered journeying, but it also points to the divine Light that illuminates our trail. Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000923412
  • Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 681,287
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

On Traveling Light 1
Thomas Merton 6
John Muir 8
Henry Beston 10
Marcel Duchamp 12
Annie Dillard 14
Matsuo Basho 16
Edward Abbey 18
Father Zossima 20
Dolores Garcia 22
Henry David Thoreau 24
The Other Henry Thoreau 28
Will Baker 30
A Celtic Woman 32
Father Terence 34
Werner Herzog 36
Raymond Carver 38
Sue 40
Ephraim M'Ikiara 44
Japheth M. Ryder 46
Emma "Grandma" Gatewood 50
Ishmael 52
Fermina Daza 54
Peter Matthiessen 56
John Jack 58
Eric Hoffer 60
Bilbo Baggins 62
Bill Wasovwich 64
The Hermit of Tailaoshan 66
Jesus of Nazareth 68
George Washington Sears 70
William Least Heat Moon 72
Arctic Tern 76
Frank O'Malley 78
Kamo no Chomei 80
David and Goliath 84
Dorothy Day 86
Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton 88
Robert Pirsig 90
Peace Pilgrim 94
Nellie Bly 96
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi 98
Sources 101
About SkyLight Paths 110
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2014

    Some Sample

    Some sample! It was a total dud. I got to see an incomplete table of contents. Whoopdidoo! I am not buying this. I am traveling light.

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