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Author: Tim Parks   Series: Vintage Minis

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Vintage Minis bring you the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human - from birth to death and everything in between

How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? The author - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. He recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive this modern age.
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Vintage Minis bring you the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human - from birth to death and everything in between

How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? The author - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. He recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive this modern age.

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How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive in this modern age.

Selected from the book Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks

VINTAGE MINIS- GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.

A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human

Also in the Vintage Minis series- Swimming by Roger Deakin Motherhood by Helen Simpson Work by Joseph Heller Liberty by Virginia Woolf

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Critic Reviews

“Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation”

Imagine our joy when Vintage announced that it is publishing a collection of easily digestible books from the world's most celebrated writers on the experiences that make us human... They look good and read well. That's win/win in our book. Stylist Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation -- Will Self The Times

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About the Author

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan.

He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, In Extremis, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

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Product Details

Publisher
Vintage Publishing | Vintage Classics
Published
8th June 2017
Pages
112
ISBN
9781784872595
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