The half known life : in search of paradise
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New York : Riverhead Books, 2023.
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Published
New York : Riverhead Books, 2023.
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Book
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225 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English

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"Paradise: that elusive place where the anxieties, struggles, and burdens of life fall away. Most of us dream of it, but each of us has very different ideas about where it is to be found. For some it can be enjoyed only after death; for others, it's in our midst -- or just across the ocean -- if only we can find eyes to see it. Traveling from Iran to North Korea, from the Dalai Lama's Himalayas to the ghostly temples of Japan, Pico Iyer brings together a lifetime of explorations to upend our ideas of utopia and ask how we might find peace in the midst of difficulty and suffering. Does religion lead us back to Eden or only into constant contention? Why do so many seeming paradises turn into warzones? And does paradise exist only in the afterworld -- or can it be found in the here and now? For almost fifty years Iyer has been roaming the world, mixing a global soul's delight in observing cultures with a pilgrim's readiness to be transformed. In this culminating work, he brings together the outer world and the inner to offer us a surprising, original, often beautiful exploration of how we might come upon paradise in the midst of our very real lives."--,Amazon.com

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Iyer, P. (2023). The half known life: in search of paradise . Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Iyer, Pico. 2023. The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise. Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Iyer, Pico. The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise Riverhead Books, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Iyer, Pico. The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise Riverhead Books, 2023.

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