The Half Known Life : Finding Paradise in a Divided World


by Iyer, Pico | Literature & literary studies
Published 04/01/2024 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 240 pages

ISBN: 9781526655028 Category:


‘Nothing less than a guided tour of the human soul … A masterpiece’ Elizabeth Gilbert’A work of spiritual evolution [and] inner journeys told through extraordinary exteriors’ Washington PostOne of our most perceptive travel writers embarks on an exploration of the world’s holiest places and where we might find paradise on Earth.

It’s so easy, I thought, to place Paradise in the past or the future – anywhere but here.

After half a century of travel, Pico Iyer asks himself what kind of paradise can ever be found in a world of unceasing conflict. In a spectacular journey, both inward and outward, he roams the globe from Jerusalem to Belfast to North Korea, from crowded mosques in Iran to a holy mountain in Japan. By the end, he has upended any of our expectations and dared to suggest that we can find paradise right in the heart of our angry and confused world.

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