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That Elusive Fountain of Wisdom

A Tale of the Human Thirst for Knowledge

Author(s): M.F. Sia, Santiago Sia

Book Description

This tale follows fictitious characters as they journey in search of wisdom and the fulfillment of their objectives. Set mainly in the fascinating university town of Leuven, Belgium, it revolves around the personal, social, political and academic aspirations of visiting scholars in the town. Richard Gutierrez from the USA needs to get tenure at his university. Jennifer Sydney from England is determined to advance her career. Aisling O’Shea and her six-year old son Philip from Ireland have different expectations of their trip. Piotr Malachowski wants to understand a life rooted in the bitter experiences of the internment camp of Majdanek in Poland. The nationalistic Fr Miguel Fuentes from the Philippines wonders what he can learn from a Western university to deal with the challenges in his country. What starts out as an academic sojourn for these individuals becomes a life-changing experience as their paths cross in Leuven and they learn about each other and themselves and about life itself.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7429-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7429-9
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 299 / A5
Price: £47.99


M. F. Sia is a recently-retired Assistant Principal who taught English Literature at Terenure College. Dublin, Ireland. S. Sia retired as Professor and Dean of Philosophy at the Milltown Institute of the National University of Ireland, and was previously Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, LA, for several years. They have co-authored a number of scholarly books, journal articles and conference papers.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7430-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7430-2
Date of Publication: 01/04/2015
Pages / Size: 299 / A5
Price: £32.99