Pico Iyer: The Beauty of Impermanence

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Pico Iyer's new book, "Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells," is part meditation on grief and part exploration of Japanese history and culture. Iyer, a travel writer, essayist and novelist, wrote it during the difficult months after the sudden death of his father-in-law. He talks to Steve Paikin about why it was important to document the experience and the cultural practices surrounding death.
Episode:
A Meditation on Grieving; Writing Black Histories
Aired:
Jun 04, 2019