Asian Journals — India and Japan
By Joseph Campbell | Edited by Robin Larsen, Stephen Larsen, Anthony Van Couvering, and David Kudler
Asian Journals combines the two hardcover editions of Campbell’s journals, Baksheesh & Brahman and Sake & Satori, into one paperback volume, an edited day-to-day travel diary of the people he met and the historical places he visited on his trek through Asia. Along the way, he enlivens the narrative with his musings on culture, religion, myth, and politics, describing both the trivial and the sublime. This volume includes over a hundred of Campbell’s own photographs and sketches, as well as maps and copious notes to give context to Campbell’s thoughts and observations. As always, Campbell’s keen intellect and boundless curiosity shine through in his lucid prose. From these pages, Campbell enthusiasts will come away with a deeper understanding of the man, his work, and his enduring legacy.