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  • Title: The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
  • Author: Isabelle Eberhardt
  • ISBN: 9781840241402
  • Page: 128
  • Format: Paperback
  • Born to Russian emigres and brought up in an atmosphere of intellectual and aristocratic anachism, in her short life Isabelle Eberhardt 1877 1904 came to be known as the ultimate enigma and a representative of everything that seemed dangerous in 19th century society She was a transvestite and sensualist, an experienced drug taker and a transgressor of boundaries a EuroBorn to Russian emigres and brought up in an atmosphere of intellectual and aristocratic anachism, in her short life Isabelle Eberhardt 1877 1904 came to be known as the ultimate enigma and a representative of everything that seemed dangerous in 19th century society She was a transvestite and sensualist, an experienced drug taker and a transgressor of boundaries a European reborn as a desert Arab and devout Muslim, a woman who reinvented herself as a man, wandering the Sahara on horseback.
    The Nomad The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt Born to Russian emigres and brought up in an atmosphere of intellectual and aristocratic anachism in her short life Isabelle Eberhardt came to be known as the ultimate enigma and a represen

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    1. Isabelle Eberhardt in sailor s uniformABELLE Eberhardt was a Swiss Algerian explorer and writer who lived and travelled extensively in North Africa She was a polyglot as she was fluent in Latin, Greek, Arabic, Russian, German, French and Italian Her mother took her to North Africa where she along with her daughter converted to Islam However, her mother died towards the end of the year Isabelle travelled the Sahara desert disguised as an Arab man, calling herself Si Mahmoud Essadi However, she is [...]

    2. I gave this 3 stars, not because of Isabelle herself, but because of the prig of an editor who compiled this edition I would be reading along, enjoying Isabelle s perspectives on life, and then the editor would interject and here Isabelle goes on to describe her great sexual satisfaction in her lover or Isabelle s drug habit had grown so strong that she roamed the streets of Paris smoking the leaves off any tree she could find WTF Why cut these parts out, I ask So I had to go out and get an actu [...]

    3. While I m glad I read these journals of Isabelle Eberhardt, I can t truthfully say that I enjoyed reading them Her story is so intriguing, but I d rather hear it told by someone else Just before the turn of the century Isabelle left her adopted home of Geneva and headed for Algeria which held her fascination for the duration of her short life She caused a stir almost everywhere she went dressing as a man and being inducted into elite male societies and causing trouble with French colonial milita [...]

    4. Inspired by my own desire and fueled by the biographical accounts of true adventurers I cut my hair down short donned my boots and overalls and went into the wide world hoping to pass for a boy wanting to engage, but to be left alone This set of diaries is not the book I read My out of print version is named Vagabond and is written by I Eberhardt, but while she kept a journal she also wrote a tale of herself.She cut her hair, donned male muslim dress got herself down into N Africa and though the [...]

    5. I m halfway through and disappointed Eberhardt was a very interesting character who as a young woman decided to live in North Africa, converted to Islam, and frequently dressed as a boy to enjoy freedom than she would as a woman in this era ca 1900 and environment She is enraptured with her surroundings I was hoping for something as evocative and powerful as Beryl Markham s West With the Night or Durrell s Prospero s Cell, but her diaries seems thin somehow Maybe it s the translation.

    6. Expectation, that sneaky bugger, remind me to throw it out of the house whenever I start reading a new book When I first found out about Isabelle Eberhardt I thought she must ve been the coolest woman ever She explored the Algerian desert in man s clothes She did it at the time before youth hostel, travel agents and backpack tourist Even better, she was only in her early twenties when she did it.Compared to my cowardy wish to see desert from the edge, she has my utmost adulation I wanted to be h [...]

    7. This is excerpts of Isablle Eberhardt s diaries writing in 1900 She was an iconoclastic woman, Russian born in Switzerland of questionable progeny on the male side The family s tutor ostensibly her father tutored her and converted her and her mother to Islam She was brilliant speaking French, Russian, German and Arabic and a voracious reader She dressed as a man and travled alone through Algeria sleeping in the sands and being sexually promiscuous During the diary time she fell in love and marri [...]

    8. A thin volume, with little background I likely should ve started with a biography first Was thinking she d get to Morocco, but apparently not Still, an inspiration for her love of the Maghreb and passion for travel Too bad that, in her time, she had to dress as a man to do it and that she held her own gender in such contempt.

    9. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes rambling and depressing, Eberhardt s diaries give a first hand account of a woman living on her own in the Sahara desert Isabelle mentions the possibility of someone reading her diaries, but it is obvious that these journals were not intended for public consumption Her writing and thoughts jump all over the place, understandably, since she died before she could edit or organize these writings.Isabelle is the quintessential traveler She hungers for new experiences a [...]

    10. Isabelle Eberhardt could have easily been one of my childhood friends Though she lived in the late 1800 s, her worries, woes, and tribulations echo that of many women these days in the throes of New Adulthood, struggling to strike out on your own, make sense of the world, and be true to some quivering idea of oneself buried deep on the inside Some of Isabelle s thoughts are verbatim for things I ve written in my own diary The solidarity felt with this wanderer and seeker from another time is sho [...]

    11. This was hard to rate as some of Eberhatdts observations are outstanding but the diaries are poorly compiled and much is cut out or left to rushed descriptions from the translator Look forward to reading some of the novels of this fascinating figure

    12. Eberhardt s story is reason enough to read these collected memoirs Born in Geneva in 1877, she moved with her mother to Algeria, converted to Islam, and lived her life as a man She had many friends, lovers and enemies, and died in a mysterious desert flood at age 27 from Conde Nast Traveler, one of the 86 best travel books ever written

    13. Perhaps I shouldn t have read Eberhardt s diaries after Leslie Blanch s Wilder Shores of Love Isabelle Eberhardt reminds me so much of Lawrence of Arabia as both of them are sex crazed, mysterious, mysteriously in love with the Arabian desert and the gate from which colonialism entered the Orient

    14. This is truly a story of oneof the most daring people Ihave ever met Seems a characterof fiction than real life.Travelling through North Africa asan Arab man.

    15. Isabelle Eberhardt did not conform to traditional gender roles in late nineteenth century, early twentieth century in Europe or Morocco.

    16. a personal journey, an attempt to stay where one fits in, her pain at being forced out of North Africa is equivalent to being tossed out of the garden

    17. Me identifico casi totalmente con Isabelle Eberhardt No s si preocuparme por que sea una obsesa depresiva masoquista isl mica de hace dos siglos.

    18. I shall always cherish the memory of these past few days spent in greater happiness for they are moments stolen from life s hopelessness, so many hours snatched from the void.

    19. Still a lot of holes in her story Would ve been nice for the editor to add much to the diaries so her life and death were a bit clearer, but really fascinating nonetheless.

    20. beautiful writing from a strong woman travelling throughout north africa her story is captivating her cosmopolitanism is way before her time.

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