The Wisdom of Donkeys: Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World (Paperback)

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    Andy Merrifield has taught geography in the US and Great Britain and lives in Le Pouget, France, a tiny hamlet of 9 people (that's in the summer, only 6 in winter) that is 90 minutes or so from the nearest large city. He has previously published books in the UK and France on Karl Marx and Guy Debord.
    "The demon of speed is often associated with forgetting, with avoidance … and slowness with memory and confronting," observes Milan Kundera in his novelSlowness. With that purpose in mind—a search for slowness and tranquility—Andy Merrifield sets out on a journey of the soul with a friend's donkey, Gribouille, to walk amid the ruins and spectacular vistas of southern France's Haute-Auvergne. As Merrifield contemplates literature, science, truth, and beauty amid the French countryside, Gribouille surprises him with his subtle wisdom, reminding him time and again that enlightenment is all around us if we but seek it.


    ISBN 9780802719928
    Genre SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 245
    Publisher Date 2010-04-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Walker & Co
    Copyright Year 2010
    Height 7.75 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.45 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Finding Tranquility in a Chaotic World
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Merrifield, Andy

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