The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey

The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey

The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey ❰Epub❯ ➞ The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey Author Marius Kociejowski – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Based on five journeys to Syria the special feature of this book lies not in offering a straightforward guide to the country and its history and sights but in describing an inner journey which brings Based Philosopher and the Holy Epub / on five journeys to Philosopher and Epub Û Syria the special feature of this book lies not in offering a straightforward guide to the country and its history The Street Epub / and sights but in describing an inner journey which brings the author into contact with unusual characters each of whom is an outsider of sorts.


About the Author: Marius Kociejowski

Marius Philosopher and the Holy Epub / Kociejowski was born in Philosopher and Epub Û in Bishop Mills Ontario In he left Canada and later settled in London Mr Kociejowski's father mother The Street Epub / were Polish English respectively His first collection of poetry was Coast published by Greville Press in Anvil Press then published Doctor Honoris Causa Street Philosopher and ePUB ´ and Music's Bride A Canadian edition of his poems which collected the a.



7 thoughts on “The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool: A Syrian Journey

  1. Brooks Goddard Brooks Goddard says:

    The Street Philosopher and the Holy Fool is an absorbing if uirky book which starts out as tales about Syria but cannot avoid highlighting two extraordinary individuals Abed and Sulayman The author is a published poet and a self styled “metaphyical journalist” with strong sympathies for his subject matter who is just as seduced by Abed and Sulayman as you will be Amidst tales of the two characters there are tales about people and events central to Syria’s history and culture You too will say “oh to be back in Damascus”


  2. Essma Essma says:

    For me this book just didn't work; it didn't work as a travel book; I didn't see Syria within its pages and its words didn't give me that bitter sweet longing for home that most Syrian travel books do So I tried to appreciate it as a spiritual book but it had serious shortcomings on that level as well; for example while it spends a lot of pages talking about Al Khidr it seems the author didn't do much research on the story beyond merely reading it in an English uranic translation and so says “I must confess there is much concerning the morality of this sura that continues to baffle me” for a man who is narrating a very spiritual and mystic story he seems to have missed the point; the story of the Khidr in the uran is an allegory of fate The only time I felt spiritually moved was during his narration of his discussion with father Paulo other than that it seemed mostly a sad story of Syrian men struggling to feel like they mattered Also I believe the author could have benefited greatly from a really good and ruthless editor


  3. Jenny Schwartz Jenny Schwartz says:

    Classified as a travel book at least on library shelves the title is a surer guide The author encounters the Holy Fool but it is an encounter with smoke madness eludes engagement Description is underpinned by research and lived experience It's not what I expected The role of the fool in a society I don't understand in the first place gave me no way to enter the book


  4. Theodora Theodora says:

    same old orientalist travel narrative same old


  5. K. P. K. P. says:

    A delightful if also strange read


  6. Anca Anca says:

    Enjoyable and intriguing sometimes Unfortunately not a book I would like to go back to very soon


  7. 7san Jamous 7san Jamous says:

    Something about history and religion in Syria Some stories were interesting while the others I found them boring The overall is fine


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