Yet Being Someone Other

3.69 avg rating
( 26 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780140067989: Yet Being Someone Other

The most revealing book that Laurens van der Post wrote about his extraordinary and eventful life; it is a distillation of the experiences that have moved him at the deepest level of the imagination and made him the exceptional person and writer he was.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

""Yet Being Someone Other is undoubtedly the most unusual and unplaceable of all the dozen or more books Sir Laurens has written. Like most of them it is heavily autobiographical; but as one would expect from Sir Laurens, it is also much more than that - a kind of prolonged meditation on the part played in his life and that of the post-Renaissance modern world by ships and the sea." - Christopher Booker, "The Times "From the Trade Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover:

Yet Being Someone Other is the most revealing book that Laurens van der Post wrote about his extraordinary and eventful life, and the most far-reaching. It is a distillation of the many experiences that moved him at the deepest level of his heart and mind and made him the person he was.

The story starts with his childhood in southern Africa, and his passionate interest in the sea, an interest which led him, as a young man, to take part in two voyages of special significance. The first was on a whaling ship, with a Norwegian captain whose values unexpectedly nourished his own. The second was a long voyage to Japan. Both are absorbing tales of action and adventure, and, more than that, they are tales of personal discovery.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

POST, LAURENS VAN DER
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD 1984-01-01 (1984)
ISBN 10: 0140067981 ISBN 13: 9780140067989
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD 1984-01-01, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First edition & prin. 0140067981 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140067981

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
76.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.21
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

LAURENS VAN DER POST
Published by PENGUIN BOOKS LTD (1984)
ISBN 10: 0140067981 ISBN 13: 9780140067989
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140067981

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
95.71
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.41
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds