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Christopher Ondaatje

Autore di Journey to the Source of the Nile

13+ opere 294 membri 4 recensioni

Sull'Autore

Christopher Ondaatje founded Pagurian Press in 1967.
Fonte dell'immagine: Telegraph Graham Jepson

Opere di Christopher Ondaatje

Opere correlate

Birds of Prey: Seven Sardonic Stories (2010) — Collaboratore — 2 copie

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Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
1933-02-22
Sesso
male
Nazionalità
Canada
Luogo di nascita
Sri Lanka
Luogo di residenza
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
London, England, UK
Attività lavorative
philanthropist
businessman
Olympic bobsledder
Relazioni
Ondaatje, Michael (brother)
Organizzazioni
Pagurian Press (founder)
Premi e riconoscimenti
OC
CBE
FRSL

Utenti

Recensioni

Excellent book on author’s history, his trip through Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan history and the Civil War, and a few random yet related topics detailing even more about Sri Lanka. I never expected this much when I initially purchased the book at Laksala next to Colombo’s National Museum, but it delivered on all counts. It added tremendously to my trip to Sri Lanka and even a bit to my 2015 Southwest Coast Path trip in England (think Exmoor, Glenthorne, and cats)! Finished 04.03.20 in Malta.
 
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untraveller | Mar 4, 2020 |
An extraordinary quest to solve the ridle of the world's longest river
 
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jhawn | Jul 31, 2017 |
The author was not a particularly fond of Hemingway the man but was intrigued by the man’s writings and his relationship with Africa. Following Hemingway’s footsteps took Ondaatje through East Africa (Kenya and Tanganyika). Although he found many changes to the cities, transportation modes, and people, much stayed the same. Most of the photographs scattered throughout are of Hemingway and his friends. Newer pictures show landscape and people as Ondaatje saw them. He examined how Hemingway’s lifestyle influenced his writings. He also compares how viewpoints on hunting for sport changed political and social norms. Ondaatje makes the case that Hemingway recognized that the lack of civilization in East Africa and a real physical danger safari brought freed Hemingway from the shackles society applied to celebrities. The transitions between Hemingway’s word, scholar’s interpretations, and the author’s own opinion were well done. The book has chapter notes, bibliography, and an index.… (altro)
 
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bemislibrary | Feb 19, 2017 |
Like Ondaatje, I have a strong interest in Richard Burton. I found this book charming and enjoyed the author's photographs immensely. It's written in a style more suggestive of a personal journal than that of a professional travel writer, but I found that part of its charm. For a scholarly look at Burton, the reader will want to look elsewhere, but this book certainly excites curiosity and offers insight into its subject.
 
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PatsyMurray | Jan 1, 2014 |

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Statistiche

Opere
13
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Utenti
294
Popolarità
#79,674
Voto
4.0
Recensioni
4
ISBN
29

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