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  • Title: The Journey's Echo: Selections from Freya Stark (Travels)
  • Author: Freya Stark
  • ISBN: 9780880012188
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • In an age where the tourist has replaced the traveler, these essays, culled from over half a century of travel writing, transport us back to a time gone by.These selections have been made without any particular objective, except to illustrate Freya Stark s talent Whether she s discussing the Middle East or following Alexander s path, her stories are rich not with people bIn an age where the tourist has replaced the traveler, these essays, culled from over half a century of travel writing, transport us back to a time gone by.These selections have been made without any particular objective, except to illustrate Freya Stark s talent Whether she s discussing the Middle East or following Alexander s path, her stories are rich not with people but with individuals men and women living their lives in patterns that reflect traditions and ceremonies now largely gone or forgotten The language is as beautiful as ever, the descriptions are sharp, the insights into men and places suddenly revealing The New York Times
    The Journey s Echo Selections from Freya Stark Travels In an age where the tourist has replaced the traveler these essays culled from over half a century of travel writing transport us back to a time gone by These selections have been made without any

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    1. You could criticize Stark for being too generalizing something she would approvingly agree with you about and too humanistic, i.e our basic human bonds override all our differences More than anything, though, you recognize the beauty of the writing it has been a while since I read a book in which the author took care to compose a sentence that was both interestingly complicated and lovely On wealth The rich start with a background of property marked Private, and are handicapped as givers On reli [...]

    2. This woman is amazing To travel solo in the Middle East and Asia back in the 1930s 1950s Beautiful insights A few of my faves just in the last 50 pages It is better to be passionate than to be tolerant at the expense of one s soul There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do Fear, the oldest and perhaps only enemy of man Though it may be unessential to the imagination, travel is necessary to the understanding of men Only with long experience and the o [...]

    3. A compendium of vignettes culled from Stark s two dozen or so books of travel writing and autobiographical work Stark was a particularly awesome lady, traveling in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, and farther afield at a time the late 1920s and 1930s 1940s when few outsiders and even fewer women dared to explore One short piece on the Mesopotamian Marshes has made me long to see them as she saw them another essay on her grandmother s death is quietly devastating and nonetheless lovely.

    4. eileen was right freya stark is my soul mate although i must say, she was far braver, if not wilder, than i am.

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