Calm: Vintage Minis

Author(s): Tim Parks

Anthologies, Essays, Literary Studies

How do we find calm in our frantic modern world? Tim Parks - lifelong sceptic of all things spiritual - finds himself on a Buddhist meditation retreat trying to answer this very question. With brutal honesty and dry wit, he recounts his journey from disbelief to something approaching inner peace and tackles one of the great mysteries of our time - how to survive in this modern age.


Selected from the book Teach us to Sit Still by Tim Parks


VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.


A series of short books by the world's greatest writers on the experiences that make us human


Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Swimming by Roger Deakin
Motherhood by Helen Simpson
Work by Joseph Heller
Liberty by Virginia Woolf


Product Information

"Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation" -- Will Self The Times

Born in Manchester, Tim Parks grew up in London and studied at Cambridge and Harvard. He lives in Milan. He is the acclaimed author of novels, non-fiction and essays, including Europa, Cleaver, A Season with Verona, Teach Us to Sit Still and Italian Ways. He has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize, won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Betty Trask Prize, The John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the John Florio Prize and the Italo Calvino Prize.

General Fields

  • : 9781784872595
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage Classic
  • : June 2017
  • : 178mm X 113mm X 7mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tim Parks
  • : 616.0472
  • : 616.0472
  • : English
  • : English
  • : 617
  • : 617
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 112
  • : 112
  • : Tim Parks