Download e-book for iPad: Angkor Wat: poetry and photography by luke kurtis

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 was once a really varied time: pre-Vietnam conflict, pre-Khmer Rouge, and sooner than the bustling tourism exchange that's now the lifeblood of Siem attain. but the Angkor temples themselves stay a distinct resource of concept for poets and photographers who go back and forth there from all around the world.

Over part a century later, Angkor Wat by means of luke kurtis is either the artist's homage to Ginsberg's textual content to boot a party of his personal pilgrimages to the traditional urban. released in 1968, Ginsberg's Angkor Wat ebook was once a unmarried lengthy poem followed via images by way of Alexandra Lawrence. kurtis's e-book is a set of poems paired along 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 journey of Angkor Wat (and past) not like the other and inform the tale of 1 American poet deepening his Buddhist spirituality.

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