Log-in to write a review or add a video review Review by: Having just read V M Francks book my Brother murdered his neighbors, I have found this the most moving, deeply personal stories I have ever read ever to be honest. To having gone through her brother doing this and losing those so close to her at the same time it makes me wonder how she got through it all.
It's the closest thing to time-traveling. The author takes us to a time when practically all America south of the US border was one varied but politically unified entity. The hundred years passed since colonization had barely made any difference in the way peoples and races lived on the continent.
No progress either economically or socially. So the most interesting thing of this book Humboldt's travelogue through Spanish America and the Canary Islands from to sound fresh and vivid.
So the most interesting thing of this book, in my opinion, lies on this ability to make a still picture of hundred years of life in South America. Afraid that the book would be too technical, too botanical, I had left it aside for too long, regrettably.
This is humanity at work, civilization-making or rather stalingthis is a picture of humanity surrounded by humbling nature. Man strives to improve his condition against that of his neighbor, fights to better his social condition against those who are not his kind, his race, his relatives.
But man is humbled over and over again by nature. Retrospectively both failed, as always happens when the one-eyed lead the blind. The Catholic church endeavored to keep the monopoly of literacy for so long, in Spain as well as in America.
Humboldt is equanimity personified. Lazarillo de Tormeslives on and well: A government that is strong because of freedom, and confident because it is just, has nothing to fear in granting refuge to exiles. The Spanish-speaking world continues to reap what it sows.
I've read better travel accounts. But Humboldt was writing in the early s. His native tongue was German, but he wrote in French, and this is a translation into English. It would have been helpful to have a better, more detailed map of the interior route. It was hard to follow where Humboldt was and where he was going.
But parts of the book that describe the native people and culture were fascinating. Dec 01, Valerie rated it really liked it Humboldt's work doesn't contain all that much specific documentation of his scientific observations, as many natural historians before him did.
It does, however, present as an intriguing Romantic work with many poetic descriptions of nature and the people who lived in the areas he visited.
This book is the more interesting parts of the notes he took on his travels or well, more interesting to the general public.Eric Fair, an Army veteran, worked in Iraq as a contract interrogator in He won a Pushcart for his essay "Consequence," which was published first in Ploughshares and then in Harper's metin2sell.com op-eds on interrogation have also been published in The Washington Post and The New York metin2sell.com lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
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