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Constantinople By Edmondo De Amicis,

  • Title: Constantinople
  • Author: Edmondo De Amicis
  • ISBN: 9781843911180
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here in its first English translation, Constantinople is one of the most evocative accounts ever written about an exotic city Journeying to Constantinople by boat, Edmondo de Amicis is initially dismayed to discover that his first glimpse of this much awaited city will be one obscured and distorted by fog Yet as they travel nearer, he comes to appreciate that this slow Here in its first English translation, Constantinople is one of the most evocative accounts ever written about an exotic city Journeying to Constantinople by boat, Edmondo de Amicis is initially dismayed to discover that his first glimpse of this much awaited city will be one obscured and distorted by fog Yet as they travel nearer, he comes to appreciate that this slow unveiling with rooftops, domes, and minarets revealed one by one is, in fact, perhaps the best introduction to the city he could wish for As he moves around this most cosmopolitan of cities, he sees Greeks side by side with Turks, Armenians with Gypsies, and Catholics with Jews, and comes to a new understanding of the patchwork nature of life Italian poet, novelist, and travel writer Edmondo de Amicis 1846 1908 is best known for his children s story, Cuore.
    Constantinople Here in its first English translation Constantinople is one of the most evocative accounts ever written about an exotic city Journeying to Constantinople by boat Edmondo de Amicis is initially disma

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    1. I only read this book because I was given it as a present, as I prefer to read books in the original language and tend to avoid translations I don t speak Italian However, once I started reading it, it blew me away and I couldn t put it down It is the record of the author s visit to Istanbul before WWI At first I wondered how such a banal subject could produce enough material to fill a book of this size But the author succeeds, and the text never becomes repetitive, never mind dull or tedious He [...]

    2. If you want to travel back in time and explore Constantinople, this is the book for you A wonderful, immersive guide to this ancient city Loved it.

    3. Sometimes those who read too much and have a vivid imagination can conjure up something approaching reality I was swayed and tossed about by Edmondo s hyperbolic prose, but the awareness that this book represents a mere two or three weeks he spent in the city has me puzzled Where did he get so many impressions Where do all these stories come from but as you read the various references throughout this book to previous literature you realize that this book is as much about the literary phenomenon [...]

    4. This is a surprise from an unlikely author Most of us in Turkey know Edmondo de Amicis from his famous book Cuore which was translated literally as Child s Heart and was a very popular children s book in my youth in the 60 s It was written in the 19th century and was promoting the newly emerging nationalist values in a novel from a child s perspective.Constantinople is de Amicis travelogue, written in the late 1800 s It shows his fascination with the city, with its multiple cities with differing [...]

    5. In questo testo Edmondo De Amicis riuscito a trasmettere la confusione di un europeo a contatto con una citt , Costantinopoli Stambul , crocevia di diverse culture, popolazioni, etnie Confusione che per riesce a controllare, infatti, descrive le molteplici realt che qui convergono, che coesistono, senza alcuna difficolt L ozio un breve capitolo, o pi che altro sottocapitolo, che descrive la concezione del lavoro e dell ozio nei turchi, completamente diversa da quella europea, riporto qui un brev [...]

    6. Estambul es una ciudad que, a decir verdad, me parece que se encuentra siempre en el ultimo d a de carnaval Es un libro hermoso, hecho con mucha pasi n, donde el autor te sumerge como nadie hace dos siglos pudo hacerlo en la Estambul de 1886.Vale, no es la forma de historia o relatos de viaje que m s me gusta, porque De Amicis es un relator descriptivo, muy descriptivo, y adem s para su edad era muy sabio, y cada fragmento de relato est lleno de datos, de personajes hist ricos y de sitios que nu [...]

    7. talyan edebiyat ve seyyah De Amicis in 19.yy stanbul unu anlatt kitap, nemli bir Osmanl d nemi seyahatnamesi Her ne kadar kulaktan dolma bilgi ve rivayetlere s k a yer verse ve zaman zaman Oryantalist bak la kaleme al nsa da zellikle Topkap Saray , Ayasofya ve canl g ndelik ya am g zlemleri kaydade er

    8. The best book ever written on stanbul Orhan Pamuk An astonishing series of portraits from The Queen of Cities Occasional flashes of 19th century Orientalism, but nothing egregious if you know what to look out for Looking forward to rereading it on the shores of the Bosphorus some day.

    9. Swimming with wonderful descriptions of landscape Dense Sometimes troubling observations of someone looking into another culture, but of its time.

    10. 1870 lerin stanbul unu ba ar yla g zler n ne seren bir kitap O d nemdeki ehir hayat n merak edenlerin okumas n tavsiye ederim Eskizler ve ki isel an lar kitaba ayr bir tat katm

    11. 19 yuzyilda yazilmis oldukca detayli bir Istanbul kitabi Sadece sehire dair detaylar acisindan degil, bir donemin Oryantalist bakis acisini gormek icin de iyi bir kaynak olabilir Neden roman basligiyla yayimlandigi hakkinda bir fikrim yok, cok super bir kitap oldugunu soyleyemem ama donemsellik acisindan kiymetli olabilir Bir de editorluk acisindan cok zayif, notlardan parantezlere, dil kullanimindan typo lara ozensiz denebilecek bir is.

    12. Almost interesting to learn about how differently a traveler perceived his travels at that time compared to now, than to read about the Istanbul of his time.

    13. Brilliant Such evocative and descriptive writing about a place I have visited twice 1975 before tourism and the return of the veil and 2008 I was truly able to lose myself in this book.

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