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Savage Pilgrims: On the Road to Santa Fe

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More than seventy years after D. H. Lawrence made his "savage pilgrimage" to New Mexico, British twenty-something Henry Shukman set off on his own journey there, in search of the spirit of Lawrence, the rugged and enigmatic beauty of the American Southwest, and answers to questions of love and life. His New Mexico quest takes him to dusty roadside gas stations, cheap Mexic ...more
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Kodansha (first published April 25th 1996)
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I'm surprised this book isn't better known in the travel writing community, because it really is a marvellous piece of work. What happens when a young man from gloomy Oxford, the son of a Russian historian, stumbles across the desert writings of DH Lawrence? By slow twists and turns, at the end of a drifting, restless, wandering youth, he converges gradually but inexorably on the one place where Lawrence himself came to rest: New Mexico...

Savage Pilgrims is more an account of that spiritual jou
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I'm going to Santa Fe for about the 4th time in the end of June, and I like to read about a place before I go there. I got this book for $4, it was a cast off library book from Charlotte NC, that had been checked out 3 times. The book came out in 1997, 17 years ago.

The book cover says Shaukman is a cross between Brue Chatwin and Jack Kerouac. I guess I can see that, as he has a kind of adventurous spirit and he's British. I heard about the book in a memoir of Sangharakshita, he read it when he w
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