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Memoirs of a dervish

Robert Irwin

Memoirs of a dervish

by Robert Irwin

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Published by Profile Books in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Muslim converts,
  • Description and travel,
  • Sufism,
  • Dervishes,
  • Muslim scholars,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMemoirs of a dervish :
    StatementRobert Irwin
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBP80.I75 A3 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 239 p. :
    Number of Pages239
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25135078M
    ISBN 101861979916, 1847654045
    ISBN 109781861979919, 9781847654045
    LC Control Number2011514837
    OCLC/WorldCa694228200

    Memoirs of a Dervish by Robert Irwin Book Resume: In the summer of , while a military coup was taking place and tanks were rolling through the streets of Algiers, Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment. There he entered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam and received an initiation as a faqir. Memoirs of a Dervish - charged with life, humanity and humour - opens one's eyes to possibilities, which was what the s vibe was about, after all. * Financial Times * I could not put down Memoirs of a Dervish until I had read it twice over. This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book. Beware.5/5(1).

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Memoirs of a Dervish Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties. Robert Irwin. About the book. In the summer ofwhile a military coup was taking place and tanks were rolling through the streets of Algiers, Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment.

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Unusually for a Sixties memoirist, Robert Irwin doesn't claim to have lived in a golden age. Memoirs of a Dervish, By Robert Irwin The decade that went by in a whirl. "This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book."--The Independent In the summer of Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment.

There he entered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam, and received an initiation as afaqir. He learnt the rituals of Islam in North Africa and he studied Arabic in London.3/5(4). Get this from a library. Memoirs of a dervish. [Robert Irwin] -- In the summer ofwhile a military coup was taking place and tanks were rolling through the streets of Algiers, Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment.

There he entered. Memoirs of a Dervish - charged with life, humanity and humour - opens one's eyes to possibilities, which was what the s vibe was about, after all.

(Financial Times) I could not put down Memoirs of a Dervish until I had read it twice over. This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book. Beware/5(16).

Memoirs of a Dervish | "This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book."--The IndependentIn the summer of Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment. There he entered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam, and received an initiation as a faqir.

Memoirs of a Dervish - charged with life, humanity and humour - opens one's eyes to possibilities, which was what the s vibe was about, after all. (Financial Times) I could not put down Memoirs of a Dervish until I had read it twice over. This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book/5(13).

Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties eBook: Irwin, Robert: : Kindle Store/5(13). [] and what happened after Rawlinson had mailed some Schuonian photographs to Sedgwick. []One painful difficulty when among devout Muslims and those Muslims sincerely practicing Tassawuf is that parties to discussions follow a precise and mannerly pattern of debate--adab--what is often translated as 'courtesy'.

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But the book almost reads as though it might have been entitled “Memoirs of a Failed Dervish,” because he confesses his own lack of attainment and inability to derive consequence from his mystical strivings.

Still, he provides details of the perplexing effects of his aspiration. Memoirs of a Dervish: Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties Robert Irwin Profile Books, pp, £"It was in my first year at Oxford that I decided that I wanted to be a Muslim saint.

I wish I could remember more." With these deceptively simple sentences, Robert Irwin begins one of the most delightfully diverting explorations of the byways of memory to have appeared in many years.

"This is a brilliant, free-ranging, mind-enhancing, life-cautioning book."--The Independent. In the summer of Robert Irwin set off for Algeria in search of Sufi enlightenment. There he entered a world of marvels and ecstasy, converted to Islam, and received an initiation as a faqir.

He learnt the rituals of Islam in North Africa and he 3/5(3). Memoirs of a Dervish by Robert Irwin,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(88). Memoirs of a Dervish Sufis, Mystics and the Sixties by Robert Irwin.

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Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Memoirs of a Dervish, by Robert Irwin, Profile, RRP£, pages. In my memory, youth was a golden age: easy health, effervescent confidence and laughing, loose-limbed girls on warm summer.This book is stuffed with a lifetime of reading, selective drug-taking, chanting, eastern travel and dancing, all undertaken in the search for God.

Or at least the God within us, for Robert Irwin.