Varieties of Darkness: The World of The English Patient
University Press of America, 2012 - 226 Seiten
From Venice to Vietnam, from the Welsh coast to Cairo, Don Meredith has traveled in the wake of twentieth-century writers, using their novels and poems as guides, as another wayfarer might turn to Fodor's or the Guide Bleu. He has gone in search of the back streets, basilicas, cafes, piazzas, and countrysides that figured so powerfully in the works of authors who are especially attuned to a sense of place. Part travelogue, part literary study, Varieties of Darkness is Meredith's account of his exploration of Michael Ondaatje's fascinating literary masterpiece The English Patient. Meredith mines the places, the real-life counterparts of the characters, and the curious creative mind of Ondaatje. Varieties of Darkness offers fresh insights into the novel and Ondaatje's prodigious use of scholarly detail.
Was andere dazu sagen - Rezension schreiben
Es wurden keine Rezensionen gefunden.
Andere Ausgaben - Alle anzeigen
Abu Ballas Abwehr Africa Almásy’s Amr ibn al-As Arabic army arrived Baljet Bessie British café Cairo Cambyses camel camp Caravaggio Cave of Swimmers church climb Clotilde cross Dakhla David Caravaggio Desert Explorer Don Meredith dunes east Egypt Egyptian English patient Eppler expedition eyes father Florence Florentines fresco garden Gebel German Gilf Kebir Gilf’s Hamid Hana hundred Hungarian Ibid Italian jerrycan journey Katharine Kharga Kip’s Kufra Land Rover László Almásy lion Lorenzo lost oasis LRDG Mamluk Merisi’s Michael Ondaatje Michelangelo miles morning Nile novel Ondaatje’s Operation Condor Operation Salam painted pass Pat Clayton Patrick Peter Clayton Piazza Piero’s Poliziano Ralph Bagnold road Rohlfs Saint Samir Sand Sea Santa Santa Trìnita sapper sarir Siwa steep stone streets Tebu tents trees turned Tuscan Uwaynat vehicles Villa San Girolamo Wadi Abd walked wall Wally Western Desert wind Zerzura