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And the monkey learned nothing : dispatches from a life in transit

Author: Tom Lutz
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2016]
Series: Sightline books: The Iowa series in literary nonfiction
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"Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth. And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path. Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggars in Cambodia, the hill tribes on Vietnam's  Read more...
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Lutz, Tom.
And the monkey learned nothing.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016010365
(OCoLC)946463307
Named Person: Tom Lutz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Lutz
ISBN: 9781609384500 1609384504
OCLC Number: 957557976
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Anecdotes of the Sublime: An Introduction; Asia; The Chinese Don't Believe in Anything (Kashgar-Urumqi, Western China); Seeing the Future (Seoul, South Korea); The Prostrate Pilgrim Slides Home (Jokhang Temple, Lhasa, Tibet); Quiet Repression (Beijing, China); The Great Wall (Mutianyu, China); Picture, Map, Territory (Tokyo, Japan); The Beggars and the Killing Fields (Siem Reap-Phnom Penh, Cambodia); Red River Train (Hanoi-Lao Cai-Sapa, Vietnam); Away from the World (Vang Vieng-Nong Khiaw, Laos); Thick and Thin Culture (South Kuta, Bali, Indonesia) Human Trafficking in Singapore (Over the Indian Ocean)The Silent Retreat (Chennai, India); Hindu, Muslim, Fisherman (Mahabalipuram, India); Where Is Your Family? (New Delhi, India); The Oil of the Lotus Plant (Mysore, India); The Higher Education in Tamil Nadu (Kumbakonam, India); My Life as a Pedophile (Malappuram, India); Middle East and Central Asia; The Little Man of Samarkand (Samarkand, Uzbekistan); Armenia Is Not Beautiful (Baku, Azerbaijan); At the Border (Lagodekhi, Georgia-Balakan, Azerbaijan); Windcatchers (Yazd, Iran); Grieving with the Poets (Takht-e Jamshid-Shiraz, Iran) Paradise (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)Crossing the Border (Eilat, Israel); Everyone Belongs Somewhere (Gold Souk, Amman, Jordan); Bad Neighborhood (Izmir, Turkey); The Americas ; Semana Santa (Tecún Umán-San Juan Ostuncalco-Antigua, Guatemala); Los Angeles, South (Nahuizalco, El Salvador); The Wild West (Ocopateque-Yamaranguila, Honduras); Why Don't They Hate Us? (Grenada, Nicaragua); The Church Bells of Quito (Quito, Ecuador); The Salt Flats (Uyuni, Bolivia); Being a Whore in Ecuador (Quilotoa Loop, Ecuador); Beach (Boca Chica, Dominican Republic); Culture under Castro (Havana, Cuba) Café la Poesía (Buenos Aires, Argentina)The Blue Economy (Buenos Aires, Argentina); Tango (San Cristobal, Argentina); Incident in the Old City (Montevideo, Uruguay); Jazz in Chile (Santiago, Chile); Uruguayan Politics (Asunción, Paraguay); Dutch South America (Paramaribo-Pokigron, Suriname); French South America (Cayenne-Kourou, French Guiana); Amateur Electoral Polling (Pigeon Island Georgetown, Guyana); Zona de Tolerencia (Bogota, Colombia); Africa; Baksheesh 101 (Tangier, Morocco); Saddam Hussein and the Postcard Salesmen (El-Djem, Tunisia); Camel Herders (The Tunisian Desert) Pyramids, Museums, Sewage (Cairo-Giza, Egypt)Sandstorm in the Sinai, Dust Storm in the Delta (East of Suez-Nile Delta, Egypt); Pretty Pictures (Stone Town, Zanzibar); AIDS and Other Maladies (Morija, Lesotho); Under a Tree in the Distance (West of Moamba, Mozambique); Ecstasy in Maputo (Maputo, Mozambique); The Tourist Corner (Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe); Porous Borders (Botswana); In the Reeds (Okavango Delta, Botswana); Cull the Humans (Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe); Europe; Dreaming Arizona (Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria); Perestroika in the Baltics (Vilnius, Lithuania)
Series Title: Sightline books: The Iowa series in literary nonfiction
Responsibility: Tom Lutz.

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