A Day at the Beach: Recollections by Geoffrey Wolff

By Geoffrey Wolff

With those interwoven autobiographical essays, Geoffrey Wolff, writer of the acclaimed The Duke of Deception, recounts the ethical (and immoral) schooling of a author, buddy, husband, and father, as he deals his lively, based, and deeply felt observations on a unprecedented lifestyles: from wildly dysfunctional youth Christmases to a concupiscent occupation educating literature in Istanbul; from a victory over the chaos of drink to a life-affirming hand over to the majesty of the Matterhorn; and from a foundering friendship to the transcending love of family.

He stocks with us, then, the knowledge of an alert guy studying throughout the unsettling collisions of time, position, and native customized, and during the strength of trouble and chance, to carry his many disparate selves jointly -- with impressive high-stakes candor and incredible literary agility.

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They closed the mouth of the cave with a lot of rocks and earth, and we left. I TURNED EIGHT in the Tiger Year [1842]. On the morning of the fifteenth day of the middle summer month, I went along with my sister and a little neighbor girl down to the waters of the Ser River, which was extremely turbulent. Between the peaks and crests of the massively soaring waves, I saw the elevated apex of a large boulder. I thought, “I’ll go on top of that,” and then I saw a path of rainbow light like an outspread blanket.

I am a male wrathful deity with the utmost skillful means that overpower the tribe of male protectors; I am also a female wrathful deity with the sublime insight that takes control of the tribe of female protectors. I am your lama’s foremost doctrine guardian. Are you aware that a ruler demon down there will interrupt your lama’s family line? If your lama doesn’t move from this area, his family line will become very thin. The splendor of their wealth will collapse as in a dream. This is certain.

I am Nöjin Shenpa Marnak, Dark Red Noxious Spirit Butcher. For many lifetimes I’ve never experienced separation from you. Now I will accompany you in your activity! Then he vanished like an optical illusion. THAT SAME YEAR on the fifteenth day of the first autumn month, I went to play at midday on the lower plateau, called Yarchung, and spied a rabbit. ” I asked, “Where has your life force gone? ” “My life was terminated by a demoness. My consciousness has taken on the body of a female dog in Kongpo,” she answered.

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