Beispielbild für diese ISBN

From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese Odyssey

Thwe, Pascal Khoo

Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers, London, 2002
ISBN 10: 0060505222 / ISBN 13: 9780060505226
Gebraucht / Hardcover / Anzahl: 1
Verkäufer PsychoBabel & Skoob Books (Didcot, OXON, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlich
Alle  Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen
In den Warenkorb legen
Preis: EUR 5,00
Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 5,61
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach Deutschland
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Für später vormerken

Über dieses Buch

Bibliografische Details

Titel: From the Land of Green Ghosts: A Burmese ...

Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used


Hardcover. First US edition, first printing. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are very slightly creased. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Last few pages are slightly warped. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 414990

Über diesen Titel:

Bewertung (bereitgestellt von GoodReads):
4,04 durchschnittlich
(834 Bewertungen)


The astonishing autobiographical story of a young man?s upbringing in a remote tribal village in Burma and his subsequent journey from his strife-torn country to the tranquil quads of Cambridge.

In lyrical prose, Pascal Khoo-thwe describes his childhood and early days as a member of the Padaung hill tribe, where ancestor worship and communion with spirits blended with the tribe?s recent conversion to Christianity. In the 1930s, Pascal?s grandfather (and head of the clan) captured an Italian Jesuit, mistaking him for a giant or a wild beast; the Jesuit in turn converted the tribe. (The Padaung are famous for their ?giraffe women? ? so-called because their necks are ritually elongated with ornamental copper rings. Pascal?s grandmother had been exhibited in a touring Bertram Mills Circus in England as a ?freak?.)

Paschal developed a love of the English language through listening with his father to the BBC World Service, and it was while earning money as a waiter in a restaurant in Mandalay to pay for his studies that he met the Cambridge don, John Casey, who was to prove his saviour. The brutal military regime of General Ne Win cracked down on ?dissidents? in the late 1980s.

Pascal?s girlfriend was raped and murdered by soldiers, and Pascal, by now a student leader, took to the jungle along with an army of students. How he was eventually rescued with Casey?s help is a dramatic part of the story, which ends when Pascal is admitted to Cambridge to study his great love ? English literature.

Rezension: 'A marvellous book, full of pity, yearning and wisdom; stirring and terrible in equal measure. I commend it wholeheartedly.' -- John Preston, Sunday Telegraph

'A political statement as well as a poetic lament, the book is a true work of art.' -- Mark Archer, Financial Times

'Deserves to become the Wild Swans of this century. The luminously vivid, truly remarkable autobiography of an extraordinary young man.' -- Caroline Moore, Spectator

'Extraordinary. A magical story, full of richness and subtlety, told with the instinctive touch of a true writer.' -- Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday

'Flls one with awe at the resilience and determination of a young man to fight despair and never lose hope.' -- Martin Booth, Sunday Times

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Anbieter- & Zahlungsinformationen


Dieser Anbieter akzeptiert die folgenden Zahlungsarten:

  • American Express
  • Bankwechsel
  • Banküberweisung
  • Carte Bleue
  • EuroCard/MasterCard
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Im Angebot des Anbieters suchen]

[Alle Bücher des Anbieters anzeigen]

[Dem Anbieter eine Frage stellen]

Anbieter: PsychoBabel & Skoob Books
Adresse: Didcot, OXON, Vereinigtes Königreich

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit: 6. Oktober 2003
Bewertung: 5 Sterne


To pay by PayPal, just paste this link into your browser: PsychoBabel Books in Oxfordshire and Skoob Books in London (Russell Square Tube) are solely owned by Chris Edwards, 56b Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon Oxfordshire. OX14 4RX. Prompt dispatch on clearance of payment. If any doubt about condition of book in addition to that described please e-mail or call. PsychoBabel & Skoob Books 56b Jubilee Avenue, Milton Park Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4RX Telephone 0123...

[Mehr Information]


We post every weekday! All shipping quotes are based on fast efficient service with the best possible packaging.
Standard charge is based on average weight of books - about 0.9Kg. Heavy items (over 1.5Kg) may require extra postage depending on destination. We'll e-mail you if necessary.

Anbieterinformationen: To pay by PayPal, just paste this link into your browser: PsychoBabel Books in Oxfordshire and Skoob Books in London (Russell Square Tube)are run and owned by Chris Edwards operating as a sole trader. We have bought all our books and take great care with the storage and listing of each one. As well as over 107,000 listings we have nearly 100,000 in our London shop and probably five times as many awaiting attention in the warehouse. We have been selling with a five-star rating continuously sine 2003 on AbeBooks. PsychoBabel and Skoob buy from private individuals and prestigious libraries. We are NOT 'barcoders' but dedicated book lovers, offering an excellent service. We enjoy receiving phone calls and we handle each order individually. We dispatch our orders daily and accommodate customers all over the world. Our wonderful packaging is not charged for. Please email or call with any queries or requests for photos.