luke kurtis's Angkor Wat: poetry and photography PDF

By luke kurtis

ISBN-10: 098902668X

ISBN-13: 9780989026680

In 1963, Allen Ginsberg traveled to Cambodia and visited the traditional Khmer temples. He wrote "Angkor Wat," an eponymous poem in regards to the temple complicated. It used to be a truly diverse time: pre-Vietnam struggle, pre-Khmer Rouge, and sooner than the bustling tourism exchange that's now the lifeblood of Siem acquire. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a different resource of suggestion for poets and photographers who commute there from all around the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat through luke kurtis is either the artist's homage to Ginsberg's textual content in addition a party of his personal pilgrimages to the traditional urban. released in 1968, Ginsberg's Angkor Wat e-book used to be a unmarried lengthy poem followed through photos by way of Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's ebook is a collection of poems paired together with his unique images. Chronicling the poet's personal travels the place he explored legendary tales and skilled mystical visions, kurtis's poems take you on a travel of Angkor Wat (and past) in contrast to the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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