William Tyler "Suri"
black and white, 56 pages, 38 pictures. € 8,90
Nashville composer and guitarist William Tyler (The Paper Hats, Sebastian Speaks, Lambchop, Silver Jews) describes, in three detailed letters to friends and family back home in Tennessee, what happens to him during his travels from Vienna to Beirut via Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Istanbul, and Damascus. While he travels by land through Austria, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, and Syria by train, bus, and occasionally by hitchhiking, the author more than once finds cause to compare the Ottoman sights and perspectives with the history, landscapes, sports, and social rituals back home in the Southern United States. A failing performance of “Stairway to Heaven” by the author in a Christian bar in the center of Damascus is only one of the highlights of this inimitable travelogue.
56 pages, 38 black and white pictures.