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About the Author

Pico Iyer was born in Oxford, England to Indian parents, who immigrated to California in 1957. He received a B.A. and M.A. from Oxford University and a second masters degree from Harvard University. From 1982 to 1985, he was a writer for Time magazine. Following a leave of absence to visit Asia, mostrar mais Iyer wrote Video Nights in Katmandu: And Other Reports from the Not-So-Far East. In 1986 he returned to Time as a contributor. He also contributes regularly to Conde Nast Traveler magazine. Pico Iyer has written several other travel books including The Lady and the Monk: Four Seasons in Kyoto; Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places in the World; and Tropical Classical: Essays from Several Directions. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Pico Iyer

Abandon (2003) 182 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2004 (2004) — Editor — 182 exemplares
The Man Within My Head (2012) 181 exemplares
Cuba and the Night: A Novel (1995) 138 exemplares

Associated Works

Siddhartha (1945) — Prefácio, algumas edições27,774 exemplares
The English Patient (1992) — Introdução, algumas edições11,545 exemplares
The Year of the Hare (1989) — Prefácio, algumas edições1,581 exemplares
Rereadings (2005) — Contribuidor — 674 exemplares
The Gate (1910) — Introdução, algumas edições424 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The Best American Essays 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 227 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (2006) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
The Inland Sea (1971) — Introdução — 203 exemplares
The Kindness of Strangers (2003) — Contribuidor — 200 exemplares
Burn This Book: PEN Writers Speak Out on the Power of the Word (2009) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
By the Seat of My Pants (2005) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Tales from Nowhere (2006) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Granta 127: Japan (2014) — Contribuidor — 125 exemplares
Japan: True Stories of Life on the Road (1998) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 99 exemplares
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers (2014) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us (2021) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Introdução — 56 exemplares
The Best Spiritual Writing 2012 (2011) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
The Kiss: Intimacies from Writers (2018) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Himalayan Odyssey (2002) — Introdução, algumas edições17 exemplares
Dao de Jing (graphic novel) (2020) — Prefácio — 9 exemplares
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Complete Studio Albums Collection (2011) — Liner notes — 6 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Iyer, Siddharth Pico Raghavan
Data de nascimento
1957-02-11
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Locais de residência
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Harvard, Massachusetts, USA
California, USA
Japan (rural)
Educação
Eton College
Oxford University
Harvard University
Ocupações
travel writer
teacher (writing ∙ literature)
journalist (Time Magazine ∙ National Geographic)
author
essayist
novelist (mostrar todos 7)
screenwriter
Relações
Iyer, Raghavan N. (father)

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Married to Hiroko, the "Lady" in his second book, and her two children.

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I love Iyer. It’s so easy to dismiss him as someone who parades language on the page. Well, he can’t help. He writes amazing prose.
 
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oroquieta | 4 outras críticas | Apr 7, 2024 |
I've always enjoyed a good travel memoir, and I read some of Pico Iyer's books when I was younger, but it's been a while since I've picked one up. This one is intriguing because it's a little more intentional than the typical travel memoir -- Iyer is specifically in search of sites of great spiritual significance. I didn't get the sense that he is exploring his own spirituality here, though I suppose one wouldn't undertake such an enterprise without some consciousness of that. He visits sites in India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Israel, even North Korea, and makes observations about spiritual practices and how they are woven into the general social fabric of those places. He is a good writer and a good traveler, and this is an intellectual approach to these journeys. In the end, he seems to awake spiritually in spite of himself, realizing after visiting Sarnath, one of the holiest sites in India: "I decided that I would no longer seek out holy places in this city of temples; I would just let life come to me in all its happy confusion and find the holiness in that." This struck me as the words of a person who had found peace. Words to live by.… (mais)
 
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karenchase | 2 outras críticas | Aug 12, 2023 |
This is another book I read years ago, and now cannot recall what it was like.
 
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mykl-s | 4 outras críticas | Jul 24, 2023 |

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Obras
34
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Membros
4,667
Popularidade
#5,403
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
90
ISBN
147
Línguas
8
Marcado como favorito
13

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