Tales of Tibet: sky burials, prayer wheels, and wind horses

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001 - Fiction - 269 pages
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Vivid images of Tibet spring to life in this landmark book, the first to offer a selection of fiction by Tibetan authors, both men and women, ever published in the English-speaking world. In translation from the original Chinese, contemporary Tibetan and Chinese writers lead us to a numinous land above the clouds. Life, death, love--the universal themes of literature--assume a magical aura in haunting Tibetan settings. These literary gems--several banned in China itself--will engage general readers and students searching for a unique encounter with a Tibet struggling to maintain its age-old civilization under the cultural onslaught of the Chinese regime.

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Herbert Batt is a poet & translator. His publications include "Song of the Snow Lion: New Writings from Tibet". He lives in Buffalo, New York.

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