A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants: A Memoir ebook
by Jaed Coffin
A Chant to Soothe Wild E. .has been added to your Cart. Great book from a truly talented writer. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a little more insight into what was going through Jaed's mind as he made his way through the journey
A Chant to Soothe Wild E. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a little more insight into what was going through Jaed's mind as he made his way through the journey. To be honest I am still not sure even why he joined the monastery and when he spoke of American Buddhism, I questioned his qualifications to speak for such.
While addressing the notions of displacement, ethnic identity, and cultural belonging, A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants chronicles his . Jaed Coffin holds a . in philosophy from Middlebury College and an . from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Writing Program.
Jaed Coffin holds a . A boxer, sea-kayaker, and lobster fisherman, he lives in Brunswick, Maine.
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Apr 18, 2010 Karen rated it really liked it. A memoir about a young man from Maine (Jaed Coffin)who feels torn between the culture of his father (American) and his mother (Thai). This book is roughly 200 pages, but I felt it could have been so This is a memoir written by Jaed Coffin, a boy growing up in Brunswick, Maine, who decides to return to his mother's village in Thailand to study as a monk. Many Thai men spend a period of their lives at a Buddhist temple.
The result is A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, Coffin's first book. An eponymous poem opens this memoir. In other words, read A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants while cultivating your own acceptance of uncertainty and the unknown. It expresses the ancient words whispered to the elephants captured to serve in the Thai King's army. The poem is strikingly beautiful and, indeed, very soothing. On first reading, we thought it hinted at how, as Coffin travels between countries and cultures, he would meet people who ease his way and calm his questioning mind. jaed coffin a chant to soothe wild elephants. 6. Venus as a Boy in Silent Film 'Little Old New York'.
Six years ago at the age of twenty-one, Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, a.Books related to A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants.
Six years ago at the age of twenty-one, Jaed Muncharoen Coffin, a half-Thai American man, left New England's privileged. Part armchair travel, part coming-of-age story, this debut work transcends the memoir genre and ushers in a brave new voice in American nonfiction.
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Jaed Coffin is the author of A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants, a memoir about the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother's village of Panomsarakram, Thailand. His next book, Roughhouse Friday, chronicles the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska. Jaed lives in his hometown of Brunswick, Maine, with his wife and two daughters, and teaches in the MFA and undergraduate writing programs at the University of New Hampshire. He's currently at work on a story about the 50th anniversary of Muhammad Ali's Phantom Punch.
His first book, A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo/Perseus 2008), chronicles the summer h.14 November 2019 ·. Jaed Coffin is confirmed as our lunch keynote speaker. His first book, A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants (Da Capo/Perseus 2008), chronicles the summer he spent as a Buddhist monk in his mother's village in central Thailand. His forthcoming book, Roughhouse Friday (from Riverhead/Penguin), is about the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Juneau, Alaska. Coffin has lectured widely at over twenty colleges and universities, where he speaks on topics of multiculturalism, masculinity, and the environment.
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