Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind

Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind Guido Gozzano a distinguished Italian poet of the early twentieth century embarked for India in February ostensibly to treat the tuberculosis he would die from a few years later His

  • Title: Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind
  • Author: Guido Gozzano Davis Mirinelli
  • ISBN: 9780810160071
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Guido Gozzano 1883 1916 , a distinguished Italian poet of the early twentieth century, embarked for India in February 1912, ostensibly to treat the tuberculosis he would die from a few years later His trip lasted three months all told he spent six weeks on the subcontinent Before leaving home he had engaged to send back dispatches to La Stampa after appearing there, hGuido Gozzano 1883 1916 , a distinguished Italian poet of the early twentieth century, embarked for India in February 1912, ostensibly to treat the tuberculosis he would die from a few years later His trip lasted three months all told he spent six weeks on the subcontinent Before leaving home he had engaged to send back dispatches to La Stampa after appearing there, his letters from India were collected and issued posthumously as Verso la cuna del mondo 1917 , now published in English for the first time The extent of Gozzano s travels to Ceylon, Goa, Agra, Jaipur makes one wonder how the writer was able to visit all or even most of the places he so vividly describes For factual details Gozzano relied on half a dozen sources, notably Pierre Loti and Paolo Mentegazza But what counts in his book is what comes to us straight from him a tale of enchantment Fabulous India, fabled India I did not honestly think I would find so much of it intact, the spellbound traveler repeats to himself before what he must shortly recognize as prodigious evidence of decay.

    One thought on “Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind”

    1. Non è mio compito valutare l'accuratezza storica e culturale di questo libro, ma per quanto mi riguarda è un libro che dà spunti di riflessione indipendentemente dal rigore scientifico, la cui mancanza viene fatta notare dalla nota conclusiva della mia edizione. Ma per avere informazioni sul Paese potete comprare una guida turistica, mentre per seguire Gozzano nel suo personalissimo resoconto di un viaggio più spirituale che turistico nell'India più varia e disparata basterà questo libro. [...]

    2. Interessante. Sopratutto dopo aver letto anche la vita dell'autore e capito quanto importante fosse questo viaggio per lui, come uomo e letterato. Letto per un esame, ma felice di avere fatto la conoscenza ^.^.

    3. Verso la cuna del mondo. Scritto con una raffinatezza d'altri tempi, un diario di viaggio in un'India che non esiste più.

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