Recounts how the author, an Austrian, escaped from an English internment camp in India in 1943 and spent the next seven years in Tibet, observing its social practices, religion, politics, and people.
Seven Years in Tibet Recounts how the author an Austrian escaped from an English internment camp in India in and spent the next seven years in Tibet observing its social practices religion politics and people
Now the Living Buddha was approaching He passed quite close to our window The women stiffened in a deep obeisance and hardly dared to breathe The crowd was frozen Deeply moved we hid ourselves behind the women as if to protect ourselves from being drawn into the magic circle of his power.We kept saying to ourselves, It is only a child A child, indeed, but the heart of the concentrated faith of thousands, the essence of their prayers, longings, hopes Whether it is Lhasa or Rome all are united by [...]
Trebuie s i contrazic pe cei ce spun c singura modalitate de a c l tori n toat lumea e aceea de a te folosi de un mijloc modern de transport ori pur i simplu aceea de a merge pe jos Nu O carte obiectul acela palpabil te poate duce dincolo de hotarele imagina iei Po i c l tori n timp, citind istorie roman at Po i c l tori n viitor, citind utopii roman ate Po i da nas n nas cu Dumnezeu, la por ile raiului, citind literatur religioas Po i n fine s vizitezi lumea ntreag , n detaliu, citind c r i pre [...]
This is a book that I bought way back in 1990 It was an excellent travel book and I purchased it because of my enjoyment of reading about life in Tibet it always struck me as such an exotic place and I was also very influenced by Buddhism at the time It was so sad about the situation with China and the Dalai Lama.I must reread this.
I bought my copy of this book from a thrift shop last 27 January 2010 Handwritten on its first inside page is the former owner s name followed by 23 Jan 1999 Los Angeles California 7 00 pm I suspect he or she was a Tibetan It s typical of these religious and superstitious people to ascribe meaning to every event, or to the time, place and date it happened Even when it is just a book purchase.The former owner s name seems to read Yee Yitathajisi but I m not sure, especially the small s in the las [...]
Dovremmo leggere tutti Sette anni nel Tibet Nel giallo tremolio delle molte lampade le figure di burro sembravano acquistare vita Strane corolle chinavano le testine in un immaginario alito di vento, pieghe di seriche vesti si muovevano frusciando, una maschera di demone torceva la bocca Poi il dio re alz benedicendo la mano Siamo anche noi preda di questo sogno conturbante La luna piena, simbolo del mondo ultraterreno, al quale dedicato tutto questo grandioso omaggio, sorride dalla sua altezza [...]
Absolutely fascinating it s a pity the prose was on the pedestrian side One wonders what a Patrick Leigh Fermor or an Eric Newby would have made of the same material.
First off let me say that the writing of this book is nothing spectacular, it s adequate for this type of book and gets all the facts across without lots of embellishment However, the content is an amazing travelogue of Heinrich Harrier s journey through Tibet and his eventual friendship with his Holiness the Dalai Lama Quite a large portion of the seven years was spent actually travelling Harrer doesn t go into a lot of detail about all the climbing and trekking his friend Peter and himself did [...]
Heinrich Harrer, the author of this book, was a mountaineer and an adventurer He was the first to climb the North Face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland He did this int the 1930s This book, originally published in 1953, is an adventure classic that recounts Heinrich Harrer s 1943 escape from a British internment camp in India, his daring trek across the Himalayas, and his seven years in Tibet, coming to an end with the Chinese invasion He became a dear friend of the fourteenth Dali Lama Defin [...]
I read this book in fits and starts between breaks in class Restlessness has been the case for me lately Perhaps the cure is travel books like these Books that are easy to pick up, put down, and pick up again The book made no grand promises instead the author proposed to give me his notes plainly told about his journey through Tibet, a journey that began just prior to the second World War and ended a few years after it The author did not over promise, and sticking to his world, early on, I found [...]
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I ll be the first to say the movie version is well, awful It sensationalized aspects of Harrer s life although the part about leaving his pregnant wife turns out to be true and was interestingly omitted by Harrer from the book itself The film also created a stupidly melodramatic fake love triangle and gave short shrift to just how riveting the journey to Lhasa must have been Of course, this shouldn t be the surprise The book is better than the movie is a common refrain Once you get into this boo [...]
This is a wonderful book and significantly different that the movie with Brad Pitt While Harrar and his fellow PoW escapee, Peter Aufscnaiter, were simply trying to be free from the British in India during WWII although Harrar seemed interested not in Tibet itself initially but just making his way across Tibet and through China to the Japanese lines since the Japanese were Germany s ally they both seemed to quickly fall in love with the people and the land of Tibet While at times the book did s [...]
Fascinating non fiction travelogue by Heinrich Harrer Harrer was a skier and mountain climber He was scaling a mountain in the Himalayas when the British declared war on Germany He was taken prisoner but escaped many times He escaped not because the prison camp was so bad but because he was at heart an adventurer Eventually he, and others, reached Tibet, which was neutral in the war But Tibet was also secluded and did not like foreigners to be traveling in their country Harrer and another escape [...]
Un libro grazie al quale ho conosciuto e scoperto uno dei territori a mio avviso pi belli del mondo il Tibet Non ci sono mai stata, ma come se oramai facesse parte di me Non amo il freddo n la neve, ma amo quello che per secoli ha rappresentato, la pace e la spiritualit interiore Purtroppo la minaccia cinese arrivata fino al tetto del mondo , ma se a ognuno che leggesse questo libro facesse lo stesso effetto che ha fatto a me, questo sarebbe uno dei testi per la pace nel mondo Buona lettura
When the movie 7 Years in Tibet came out I made my girlfriend get in the car and drive 50 miles with me, to another city, just to see it Since that time it has been one of my favorite films, despite the fact that I like to quote Brad Pitt s lines in a horrible Austrian accent shut up peter However, the movie departs from Heinrich Harrer s account on several key points 1 He never mentions a troubled marriage or a son he left behind maybe this is referenced in his other writings , 2 He never becom [...]
While the writing style is somewhat dated and lacking, I still highly enjoyed the tales of Heinrich Harrer and his sojourn in Tibet The settings are so well developed it allows you travel along with the adventures and the struggles.
Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountain climber In 1939 he is in India when World War II breaks out He is taken to a detention camp in Bombay He escapes and heads toward Tibet At that time Tibet did not allow outsiders into their country He walks, hides and runs until he crosses the Tibet boarder Then he has to use all his skills to trick and deceive his way past daunting Tibetan officials He walks seventy days over rugged mountainous terrain before he reaches Lhasa, the capital of Tibet He mak [...]
The best part about travel books You see the entire world sitting within the four walls The wonderful things the writer saw, his exhilarating experiences, the people he meets, all seem like they re happening to us as a first person.Same applies to this travelogue There is quite less the world knows about Tibet, and this book is the first person account of a German mountaineer who escapes British prison in India during WWII and seeks shelter in Tibet His numerious encounters with Tibetan people, [...]
I read this on a train, and it was a perfect setting This is one of those books that reminds you of how much we, in the modern world take for granted I have to admit that a lot of the story relayed in this book is not written in a way to enthuse and engage it s reader It reads like what it is, an account of an unexplored world where we re much engaged in what is happening in our life than the mythologies that we build up around it I had to take several pauses throughout my reading to stare at t [...]
There is another way to know what happened to Harrer during those years and that is to watch the movie Much better than the book.
This the second time that I ve watched this movie and I ve never got tired of it.
Some books, like some mountains, are lonely and unrivalled peaks.
Come on Heinrich From what I ve gathered independent of this book, Tibet is the shit Have you heard of momos Obviously Heinrich hadn t I get that they probably weren t a thing before the Chinese invasion brought the dumpling but still, if you aren t going to tell us about momos, then at least tell us what tsampa is, cause right now, 300 pages later, I m picturing either some steamed weeds or a ball of paste And no I won t google it, you should have told me what it was than once because your des [...]
Seven Years in Tibet is not a travel memoir, so do not call it one This novel suffers from one of the greatest plagues in literature It s placed in a genre, in a much too generalized subject, that it isn t admired for what it is.How I came across this book is a long story, but needless to say it was on a whim and without recommendation The first I heard about the possible plot of this text was when I had the chance to read the synopsis after bringing it home from the library I was intrigued, and [...]
What a great opportunity to revel in the culture of Tibet prior to the invasion by communist China Thoroughly fascinating Harrer, an Austrian mountaineer youth Nazi party member, is interned in India by the British during the start of WWII He escapes with a few others and is determined to make his way through Tibet, a land that admits few foreigners to a limited area, to Japanese held territory He endures many hardships and barriers a long the way but eventually, through perseverance and guile, [...]
Harrer, an Austrian, was a mountain climber adventurer who the first person to climb the North Face Wall of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland in the 1930s He was in India to climb mountains when he was imprisoned by the English merely because his native language was German This book, originally published in 1953, is an adventure classic that recounts Heinrich Harrer s 1943 escape from a British internment camp in India, his daring trek across the Himalayas, and his happy sojourn in Tibet, then, [...]
This book has sat on my shelves for years waiting to be read I am sorry that I waited so long It was such a great book with rich details of the journey, sites, festivals and customs of Tibet and the people At times, it almost reads as a history of Tibet at one point in time.
Beautiful story and beautiful country
Overall this book can be summed up as The German who went up to Tibet but came down from China While on the surface, this description does seem to fit the book, it would be an injustice to contain the book to such a simple notion.Heinrich Harrer harbours a dream to visit Tibet even when it is a nation forbidden to foreigners of any race or origin This was 1943 when the grasp of the British empire over India was still strong and being the time of WWII, Germans were in a dangerous position in Brit [...]
Esta narraci n en primera persona cuenta las aventuras de Harrer, pr fugo de un campamento, que logra arribar, en calidad de vagabundo, a la ciudad prohibida de Lhasa en T bet donde hace amistades y se convierte en un respetable extranjero consejero del joven Dalai Lama, el rey de T bet.Harrer mira y admira esta cultura, a los monjes budistas se les proh be tener relaciones con mujeres, pero se hace de la vista gorda ante el homosexualismo, no se mata a los gusanos pero se corta un brazo a un la [...]