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Gegeenten (The Holy One) Mend-Ooyo Gombojavyn Munkhiin useg LLC, 2012. 344pp. ISBN: 978-99962-1-608-4. 40,000 tugrig (£20).

Gegeenten (The Holy One) Mend-Ooyo Gombojavyn Munkhiin useg LLC, 2012. 344pp. ISBN:... Gegeenten (The Holy One1) Mend-Ooyo is a renowned Mongolian poet, writer and calligrapher. He has published over 40 books of poetry, novels, children's books, criticism and essays, such as `Bodliin shuvuu' (Birds of Thought) and `Altan Ovoo' (Golden Hill). His work has been translated into over forty languages and has received literary prizes from around the world. Born into a herding family in the countryside of southern Mongolia, Mend-Ooyo grew up close to nature tending sheep, riding horses and camels. His writing is greatly influenced by the life of nomadic Mongolian herders, their ways of living and their relationship with nature and the environment. From his literature and poems, one can taste the beauty and richness of the Mongolian language, landscape and nomadic culture. In this beautifully written novel, The Holy One, Mend-Ooyo tells two interrelated narratives. The first is a biography of the fifth Noyon Khutugtu Danzanravjaa (1803­1856), an accomplished writer, composer, painter, collector, as well as Buddhist teacher from the Mongolian Gobi in the nineteenth century. The second is a memoir of an elderly man named Tudev (1912­1990), the sixth caretaker (takhilch) who was in charge of protecting Danzanravjaa's memory, cultural and material belongings, as well http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Inner Asia Brill

Gegeenten (The Holy One) Mend-Ooyo Gombojavyn Munkhiin useg LLC, 2012. 344pp. ISBN: 978-99962-1-608-4. 40,000 tugrig (£20).

Inner Asia , Volume 15 (2): 316 – Jan 1, 2013

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© 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1464-8172
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Gegeenten (The Holy One1) Mend-Ooyo is a renowned Mongolian poet, writer and calligrapher. He has published over 40 books of poetry, novels, children's books, criticism and essays, such as `Bodliin shuvuu' (Birds of Thought) and `Altan Ovoo' (Golden Hill). His work has been translated into over forty languages and has received literary prizes from around the world. Born into a herding family in the countryside of southern Mongolia, Mend-Ooyo grew up close to nature tending sheep, riding horses and camels. His writing is greatly influenced by the life of nomadic Mongolian herders, their ways of living and their relationship with nature and the environment. From his literature and poems, one can taste the beauty and richness of the Mongolian language, landscape and nomadic culture. In this beautifully written novel, The Holy One, Mend-Ooyo tells two interrelated narratives. The first is a biography of the fifth Noyon Khutugtu Danzanravjaa (1803­1856), an accomplished writer, composer, painter, collector, as well as Buddhist teacher from the Mongolian Gobi in the nineteenth century. The second is a memoir of an elderly man named Tudev (1912­1990), the sixth caretaker (takhilch) who was in charge of protecting Danzanravjaa's memory, cultural and material belongings, as well

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Published: Jan 1, 2013

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