The Half Known Life by Pico Iyer - Hallesches Haus

The Half Known Life by Pico Iyer


The instant bestseller by professional roamer Pico Iyer explores the idea of 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?

240 pages


Language: English

This book is part of Hallesches Haus' collection

Trees, Forests and Deep Woods: Finding One’s Way In, Out and Through

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