The Rock Rabbit and the Rainbow: Laurens van der Post among Friends

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Sir Laurens van der Post, author, film-maker, storyteller of worldwide renown, soldier, prisoner of war, political advisor to heads of state, humanitarian, explorer, conservationist ... the list goes on and on. His extraordinary curiosity, his love for the small and the great, and his tremendous feeling and concern for his surroundings and all that they included, set him traveling the lands and the waters of the world, a messenger in search of meaning. He touched and inspired many along the way, some of whom are ...
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Sir Laurens van der Post, author, film-maker, storyteller of worldwide renown, soldier, prisoner of war, political advisor to heads of state, humanitarian, explorer, conservationist ... the list goes on and on. His extraordinary curiosity, his love for the small and the great, and his tremendous feeling and concern for his surroundings and all that they included, set him traveling the lands and the waters of the world, a messenger in search of meaning. He touched and inspired many along the way, some of whom are to be found in the pages of this book. A true man of his time, Sir Laurens was born in 1906 in the interior of South Africa, served in the British forces during World War II, including three-and-a-half years in Japanese captivity, and lived and worked since that time in London, where he died just after celebrating his 90th birthday in December, 1996. The Rock Rabbit and The Rainbow was originally conceived as a Festschrift, or gift collection of writings, for Sir Laurens by several of his friends and then evolved into its present form, which includes numerous original contributions by Sir Laurens himself.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783856305406
  • Publisher: Daimon Verlag
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Pages: 393
  • Product dimensions: 6.41 (w) x 9.58 (h) x 1.38 (d)

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Sir Laurens van der Post, author, film-maker, storyteller of worldwide renown, soldier, prisoner of war, political advisor to heads of state, humanitarian, explorer, conservationist ... the list goes on and on. His extraordinary curiosity, his love for the small and the great, and his tremendous feeling and concern for his surroundings and all that they included, set him traveling the lands and the waters of the world, a messenger in search of meaning. He touched and inspired many along the way, some of whom are to be found in the pages of this book. A true man of his time, Sir Laurens was born in 1906 in the interior of South Africa, served in the British forces during World War II, including three-and-a-half years in Japanese captivity, and lived and worked since that time in London, where he died just after celebrating his 90th birthday in December, 1996.
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Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword 11
Introduction: A Word from Laurens van der Post 19
God's Spies 23
A Synchronicity Out of Space 25
Marking Time 26
An African Tale 39
A Triad of Landscapes 54
Heavenly Ingredients 60
My Friend Nkunzimalanga 63
A Friendship of the Stars 79
The White Lilac and the Sailor 81
Good-bye Snail, Hello Mantis! 85
The Hearts of Leopards, the Mind of Stars 93
Because Right is Right 95
Quo Vadis, Helvetia? 99
Prejudice as Self-Rejection 113
A Small Word 124
Reflecting Upon Yet Being Someone Other 130
A Letter From Rosamond 133
A Threesome of Friends 136
A Lesson from War 139
On Becoming 140
An Australian Tribute to Laurens van der Post 143
The Splendor of the Sun 152
A Letter to Laurens about a Painting 155
How to be Haveable 159
Laurens' Sonata 164
World Without as World Within 288
The Lark Ascending 295
Our Mother Earth 301
The Dreamer that Remains 313
A Pattern of Synchronicities 324
A Confession of Faith 332
Laudatio for Sir Laurens van der Post 339
Postscript: Memorial Service Address for Laurens van der Post 347
Postscript: Last Words 353
Postscript: Last Words 357
Portraits of the Contributors 359
List of Illustrations 389
Bibliography 391
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