Sunday, February 10, 2019

On Tour: Fuji, Sinai, Olympos by Michael Hoffman

Inside the Book:

Title: Fuji, Sinai, Olympos
Author: Michael Hoffman
Genre: Essays
Format: Ecopy /Paperback

Travel companions on my journeys are four in number: Odysseus, Don Quixote, Huckleberry Finn and Basho.” (Travel) “He walked in priestly garb. Arriving towards evening at a town or village, he’d chant sutras until passersby gave him, or flung him, enough money for a flophouse bed, a little food, a bath and enough sak√©  to induce a measure of forgetfulness. ‘A beggar,’ he admonished himself, ‘has to learn to be an all-out beggar. Unless he can be that, he will never taste the happiness of being a beggar.’” (Walking) ‘“The pleasantest of all diversions,’ said the fourteenth-century Japanese priest Kenko,“ is to sit alone under the lamp, a book spread before you, and to make friends with people of a distant past you have never known.’ Reading is inseparable from reverie. ‘Sitting alone under the lamp,’ I was soon not alone at all, but hosting, I venture to say, as vivid and varied a company as ever gathered under one roof. (Genji, Myshkin and Jones) “Everest is nothing, mere seismology.” (Fuji, Sinai, Olympos) 



Michael Hoffman has lived in Japan since 1982. His columns appear regularly in the Japan Times, irregularly elsewhere. His previous books include "In the Land of the Kami: A Journey into the Hearts of Japan;" "Other Worlds; Little Pieces: This Side of Japan;" and "The Coat that Covers Him and Other Stories."

Tour Schedule

Monday, February 18
Book featured at Literal Exposure

Thursday, February 21
Interviewed at Voodoo Princess

Friday, February 22
Guest blogging at I'm Shelf-ish

Monday, February 25
Book featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound

Tuesday, February 26
Book featured at The Dark Phantom
Book featured at The Revolving Bookshelf

Wednesday, February 27
Guest blogging at Bent Over Bookwords
Guest blogging at The Zen Reader

Thursday, February 28
Book featured at The Literary Nook

Friday, March 1
Interviewed at A Title Wave

Monday, March 4
Book featured at Inkslinger's Opus

Tuesday, March 5
Guest blogging at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Wednesday, March 6
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, March 7
Book featured at Lover of Literature

Friday, March 8
Interviewed at Review From Here

Monday, March 11
Guest blogging at Straight From the Authors Mouth

Tuesday, March 12
Book featured at All Inclusive Retort

Wednesday, March 13
Interviewed at The Writer's Life

Thursday, March 14
Guest blogging at My Bookish Pleasureswrite

Friday, March 15
Book featured at Write and Take Flight

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