New York Interviews: First Thoughts

New York Interviews: First Thoughts

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Author: Marranca, Richard
Length: 134 page(s)
Written: Mar 2013
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Category: Lifestyle & Fashion » Mind & Spirit  |  Work: Other
Keywords: Jane Goodall; Huston Smith; Allen Ginsberg; Salima Ikram; James Carse; E. L. Doctorow; Tibet; Buddhism

New York Interviews: First Thoughts is a wise and exciting collection of intervi

New York Interviews: First Thoughts is a wise and exciting collection of interviews from a variety of artists and writers, scholars and scientists – people such as Jane Goodall (chimp-human connection), Huston Smith (world religion), Allen Ginsberg (creativity and Buddhism), Salima Ikram (mummies), James Carse (Gnostic Gospels), E. L. Doctorow (history and fiction) and many others. The collection represents the wisdom of the ages and powerful issues of our time. It is representative of the author’s interests and time spent in and around New York City. The interviews were done at New York University, the Open Center, Omega Institute, Rutgers University – exceptions being Paul Ehrlich (author of The Population Bomb) at the University of Nevada, Reno, where the author also taught, along with Losang Samten, the Tibetan scholar and artist, who was in the movie Kundun.


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Richard Marranca is a writer and teacher. He has a collection of interviews (New York Interviews) available through Bangkok Books, as well as a novel (Dragon Sutra) at another publisher. He has had a Fulbright to teach at the University of Munich, as well as five NEH/CCHA summer seminars in USA and abroad. He has traveled extensively in Europe, the Americas, Asia and, to a lesser extent in the Middle East. Along with a doctorate from New York University, he has certification to teach yoga and meditation, and holds Life Coach Certification from Fowler Wainwright International. He presently teaches college full-time in English and general humanities. He is available for presentations at: Rmarranca@earthlink.net.He enjoys running and hiking, movies and museums & general humanities. Since his teenage years, he has followed an environmental and vegetarian path and focused on the plight of indigenous peoples. On his to do list include working on an archaeology dig in Egypt or Greece, volunteering at Gombe Chimp Reserve in Tanzania and volunteering on an Indian reservation and teaching at a university in Asia, among others.
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