9780750938075

The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780750938075

  • ISBN10:

    0750938072

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-15
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Ltd
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Summary

"The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool" presents the reader with a completely fresh and unexpected face of Syria. This ancient land is only slowly opening up to foreign travellers and remains for many a sinister and forbidding destination. Based on five journeys to Syria, the genius of Marius Kociejowski's book lies not in offering a straightforward guide to the country and its history and sights, but in describing an inner journey that brings him into contact with unusual characters, each of whom is an outsider of sorts. In the company of Christian stigmatic, Myrna; Yasser, an embittered Palestinian exile and a member of al-Fatah; a 'desert father', Paolo Dall'Oglio; 'the prince of fools' Abu al- Tahib, who speaks in parables and others, Marius Kociejowski walks the narrow line between reason and folly and finds out what it means to be a human in touch with other humans.

Table of Contents

A Full Moon Over Antiochp. 3
To Aleppo Gonep. 24
The Street Philosopher & the Holy Foolp. 42
The Amazing Adventures of Abu Walidp. 64
The Green Turbanp. 83
Man with a Yellow Facep. 103
A Desert Fatherp. 119
The Prince of Foolsp. 144
Our Lady of Soufaniehp. 165
Sulayman's Dreamp. 183
The Shaftp. 211
Time of the Auberginep. 233
A Likeness of Angelsp. 251
Fool's Goldp. 272
Select Bibliographyp. 291
Acknowledgementsp. 293
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