François Bizot is the author of The Gate. He is an ethnologist who has spent the greater part of his career studying Buddhism. He is the director of studies at l’École Pratique des Hautes Études and holds the chair in Southeast Asian Buddhism at the Sorbonne. He lives in Paris.
Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: July 2, 2013 Price: $16.95
In 1999, the media reported the arrest of Duch, aka the Butcher of Tuol Sleng—the most notorious torturer and executioner of the Cambodian genocide. Duch’s unexpected arrest after years in hiding presented François Bizot with his first opportunity to confront the man who’d held him captive for three months in 1973...
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Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage On Sale: January 6, 2004 Price: $16.00
“Distinguished by its intense dignity, by its unexpected attention to beauty, and by a discretion which never shades into coyness, The Gateshould immediately be numbered among the great post-Second World-War memoirs of incarceration.” —Robert MacFarlane, The Guardian (London)
“Breathtaking . . . Heartbreaking and terrifying: a superb account of the madness of...
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