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The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way

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Description for The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way Paperback. A travelogue, a physical and mental experience as well as a meditative journey, this modern pilgrimage is a handbook for conscious living. Translator(s): Imrie, Malcolm; Dervis, Martina. Num Pages: 240 pages. BIC Classification: 1DSE; WTL. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 126. .
Whenever I was asked: 'Why did you go to Santiago?', I had a hard time answering. How could I explain to those who had not done it that the way has the effect - if not the virtue - to make you forget all reasons that led you to become involved in it in the first place. Each year, tens of thousands of backpackers (Christian pilgrims and many others) set out from either their front doorstep or from popular starting points across Europe, to Santiago de Compostela. Most travel by foot, others ride a bicycle, and ... Read more

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About Jean-Christophe Rufin
Jean-Christophe Rufin (born 28 June 1952) is a French doctor, diplomat, historian, globetrotter and novelist. He is the president of Action Against Hunger, one of the founders of Medecins Sans Frontieres and the second youngest member of the Academie francaise. He was Ambassador of France in Senegal from 2007 to June 2010. His novel Brazil Red won the Prix Goncourt ... Read more

Reviews for The Santiago Pilgrimage: Walking the Immortal Way
A wonderful piece of writing, full of perception - of landscapes, people, self - about a journey based on solitude and physical endeavour into an interior world. There's a good dose of chatty demystification and anecdotes that make you laugh aloud. But Rufin can also write in fine lyrical mode, though he never goes on too long about anything
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