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Return to Tibet

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Seven Years in Tibet told the incredible story of an idyllic life on the "roof of the world, " before it was destroyed by the invading Chinese army. Now Austrian adventurer Heinrich Harrer revisits the people and places he left behind, in the extraordinary Return to Tibet. Against a backdrop of ruined monasteries and the beautiful, mysterious Himalayas, Harrer vividly evok ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 4th 1998 by Tarcher (first published 1983)
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Jul 04, 2014 Lucia rated it liked it
While this book somewhat lacks the writing style of Seven Years in Tibet, it manages to be heartbreaking.
Harrer was no longer a young, bold, adventure seeking man when he returned to Tibet. Tibet was no longer a peaceful, profound place.
Although not for the same reasons, I value this book as much as 7 years.
To quote Harrer himself:
Wherever I live, I shall feel homesick for Tibet. I often think I can still hear the cries of wild geese and cranes and the beating of their wings as they fly over Lha
Sep 14, 2014 Jonathan rated it liked it
Return to Tibet has a copyright date of 1983, about thirty years after Harrer left that country, a period he wrote about his famous book, Seven Years in Tibet. It is now another 30 years since that was written, but even if he were still alive, it is unlikely the author would have anything very different to say now. The trends he deplores in this book continue to this day. Inevitably this is a backward looking book. It is worth reading, but it does not compare with the events of his original Tibe ...more
Aug 11, 2016 Bettie☯ rated it liked it
Shelves: published-1983, tibet
Of course this was a tragic read after meeting the young 14th Dalai Lama in situ at the Potala in the first book. It was shuddering to return to Lhasa under Chinese rule and the pointless destruction...
Jeanette LaVere
May 10, 2007 Jeanette LaVere rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in Tibet
I did not enjoy this book as much as Seven Years in Tibet, written by the same author, but probably because it was incredibly sad and depressing to read. It documents what happened to many of the Tibetans Heinrich Harrer knew after the Chinese invasion.
Aug 17, 2009 Young rated it really liked it
A somber book about Heinrich Harrer's return to Tibet, nearly 30 years after he left the country during the Chinese invasion. It brings to light the truth about what has happened to Tibet and what is still happening in Tibet. It is sad and truthful.
Terri Schneider
Nov 26, 2014 Terri Schneider rated it really liked it
Harrer's writing lacked the finesse of Seven Years in Tibet, but the information was impactful none the less. Very important read about a continuing tragic state in Tibet.
Sally McRogerson
Jul 31, 2011 Sally McRogerson rated it liked it
Not the same enthusiasm in the author. The changes are all negative but he was one of the only guys able to draw comparisons. No-one else had previously been there.
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Heinrich Harrer (6 de Julho de 1912 – 7 de Janeiro de 2006) foi um montanhista, investigador, geógrafo e escritor austríaco.
Heinrich Harrer nasceu em Hüttenberg na região de Caríntia. Entre 1933 e 1938 Harrer estudou geografia e desporto na Universidade Karl-Franzens em Graz.
Harrer fez parte da primeira equipe que escalou a face norte do Eiger na Suíça, junto com Anderl Heckmair, Fritz Kasparek e
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