The Gate (Vintage Books)

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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.2 X 0.8 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780375727238
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About the Author

Francois Bizot is an ethnologist who has spent the greater part of his career studying Buddhism. He is the Director of Studies at Ecole Pratique des Hautes-etudes and holds the chair in Southeast Asian Buddhism at the Sorbonne. He lives in Paris.

Reviews

"A harrowing narrative, worthy of a novel by Graham Greene or John le Carrรฉ... [It] possesses the indelible power of a survivor's testimony." --The New York Times

"It possesses such truth of feeling, such clarity and conviction of narrative, such a wealth of image and adventure, and such depths of long-held passion that I do believe it is indeed that rarest thing: a classic." - John le Carrรฉ, from the Foreword

"A deeply unsettling account of a particular ordeal that suggests larger questions: the moralities of power's ends and means, the character of revolutionary fanaticism and the indecipherable humanity that flickers within it. . . . by turns evocative, wise and crisscrossed by fury." - The New York Times Book Review

"[A] fascinating book, to say the least. Passages of The Gate are riveting, some scenes heartbreaking." -The Wall Street Journal