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e-Book Two Years in the French West Indies (Lost and Found: Classic Travel Writing) download

e-Book Two Years in the French West Indies (Lost and Found: Classic Travel Writing) download

by Raphael Confiant,Lafcadio Hearn

ISBN: 1566563704
ISBN13: 978-1566563703
Language: English
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group (September 1, 2000)
Pages: 338
Category: Europe
Subategory: Traveling

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These two inaugural titles will surely be welcomed back in both public and academic libraries. Lafacadio Hearn travelled to the French West Indies at the end of the 19th Century and while the book is of historical interest, very little of what he observes or writes about is of particular relevance today. His observations reveal the cultural assumptions and biases of his time period. and very little about the French West Indies.

This book can be found in: Travel & Maps Travel writing Classic travel writing. Lafcadio Hearn (author), Raphael Confiant (foreword). Two Years in the French West Indies - Lost & found No 1 (Paperback). Paperback 384 Pages, Published: 01/12/2000. In October 1887 the writer and translator Lafcadio Hearn sailed from New York to Martinique. Intending to stay for a few months, he remained for two years. He viewed French-ruled Martinique as an exotic fusion of European, African and Asian influences, the Creole society par exellence.

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The term French West Indies or French Antilles (French: Antilles françaises) refers to the eight territories currently under French sovereignty in the Antilles islands of the Caribbean: The two overseas departments of: Guadeloupe, including the islan.

The term French West Indies or French Antilles (French: Antilles françaises) refers to the eight territories currently under French sovereignty in the Antilles islands of the Caribbean: The two overseas departments of: Guadeloupe, including the islands of Basse-Terre, Grande-Terre, Les Saintes, Marie-Galante, and La Désirade. The two overseas collectivities of: Saint Martin. Due to its proximity, French Guiana is often associated with the French West Indies.

In 1887 Harper's Magazine sent Lafcadio Hearn to the West Indies to write a series of articles on the area. Following his time there, he wrote 'Two Years in the French West Indies', in 1890, chronicling his observations and experiences in the region

In 1887 Harper's Magazine sent Lafcadio Hearn to the West Indies to write a series of articles on the area. Following his time there, he wrote 'Two Years in the French West Indies', in 1890, chronicling his observations and experiences in the region. He is probably best known for his writings on Japan, but this is a fascinating work that equally represents his knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, other cultures. We are republishing this work with a brand new introductory biography on the author with an aim to place the book in the context of his other writings

Start by marking Two Years in the French West Indies as Want to Read . Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island o. .

Start by marking Two Years in the French West Indies as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island of Lefkas (aka Lefkada), Greece. He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati (in Greek: Ρόζα Αντωνίου Κασιμάτη).

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His extraordinary travel book Two Years in the French West Indies (1890), presented here with the many . A singular figure in American letters, Lafcadio Hearn had a life as complex as his heritage

A singular figure in American letters, Lafcadio Hearn had a life as complex as his heritage. Born in the Ionian Islands to a Greek mother and an Irish father, he was abandoned by his parents, raised in boarding schools, and then sent penniless to the United States, where he began a career as a newspaper journalist.

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Internal SKU: wyp9086n.

By the 1930s Western books about China were common. But a book about the West, and particularly London, written by a Chinese author, was a rarity -- and continues to be so.Chiang Yee's account of London, first published in 1938, is original in more ways than one. Not only one of the first widely available books written by a Chinese author in English, it also reverses the expected conventions of travel writing. For here the exotic subject matter is none other than London and its people, quizzically observed as an alien culture by a visiting foreigner. Immersing himself in the strange rituals of London life, Chiang Yee set out to learn about Londoners, their habits and their pleasures. In pubs and cafes, cinemas and art galleries, he watched the locals at work and at play. Fascinated by such social conventions as afternoon tea and discussing the weather, he tried to make sense of British society, treating his subjects with a mix of wonderment and affection. As he lived through the capital's various seasons, and endured the notorious London fogs, Chiang Yee's affinity with the city and its people grew.Illustrated with the author's own atmospheric sketches, The Silent Traveller in London is also a book about China and a world in transition. Comparing London with his native land, Chiang Yee draws parallels and contrasts, seeking to rectify misunderstandings and stereotypes regarding Chinese life.First published in 1890, this book offers one of the most detailed and poetic accounts of day-to-day life in the Caribbean ever written.Describing the island's landscape, its flora and fauna, its colonial architecture and rural villages, Hearn provides an invaluable picture of aCaribbean colony where slavery is a recent memory and race an all-important matter of identity.
Comments:
Huston
The author Hearn has a great flair for language and immersing one in the moment, he does a great job of describing life in the french antilles, from carnival time, industry,cultural anecdotes, interesting historical tidbits and the impact of colonization on its populace.

I wanted to like this book more but as a person of African descent it was a bit hard too. Not out of place in his time, Hearn employs alot of racist language to describe the people of majoritavely African descent. They are "less than comely" and the African is "vulgar" while he seems enthralled by th mixed race people of Martinique, he also seems to find a savagery in their beauty attributed to their African heritage.

Otherwise, it was an exuberant, languid depiction of the Islands, You could almost pick up the cadence of Creole being spoken and felt as you yourself ought to be careful to spot the much feared "fer de lance" snake as you traversed Martinique's glowing hills with Mont Pelée fuming in the distance.

If you enjoy Caribbean literature particularly that concerning the French Antilles i would recommend authors like Raphael Confiant, Maryse Conde , Gisele Pineau ,Jacques Roumain and others.

Samugor
Lafacadio Hearn travelled to the French West Indies at the end of the 19th Century and while the book is of historical interest, very little of what he observes or writes about is of particular relevance today. His observations reveal the cultural assumptions and biases of his time period ... and very little about the French West Indies.

Reighbyra
Certainly not the same quality or interest level as historical novel “Lydia Bailey” which I loved.

Hamrl
Interesting observations at that particular historical era. However some of the author's observations were too detailed and causes the reader to lose the thread of the narrative.

Pemand
This is a great book, purchased at a great price, and delivered at breakneck speed!!! This review is only focused on the condition of the book, the price, and the speed of delivery because I have not read it yet.

Hǻrley Quinn
A great writer and a fascinating man, better known for his books about Japan... This book is one long Caribbean moment preserved in amber.

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