Gérard de Nerval was the pen name of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, one of the most essential Romantic French poets. He was born . Nerval’s Voyage en Orient. The Quest for a Literary Sign. Introduction. The Voyage en Orient by Gerard de Nerval is a long account of a traveller who, as his . Gerard de Nerval’s Voyage en Orient is a book that highlights such disjunctions to a greater degree than has been recognised. In it, Nerval mixes literary genres .

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Journey to the Orient by Gérard de Nerval

To see what your friends thought of this book, jjourney sign up. Skip to content Skip to search. Troy Mcgee rated it it was amazing May 30, It seemed to me that I was being journeey to the grave in a manner at once serious and comic, escorted by cantors from the parish church and topers wreathed in vine branches.

Middle East — Social life and customs. Notes Selected translations of: Ladies of distinction veil their forms beneath a habbarah of light silk, and women of the people wear a simple tunic of wool or cotton khamisswith all the grace of an ancient statue.

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Egypt, serious and devout, is still the land of enigmas and mysteries. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

There was a mixture of patriarchal gaiety and mythological melancholy in this strange concert, in which the solemn strains of the music of the Church formed the basis of a comic air which would have served as a suitable accompaniment to berard dance of Corybants.


No matter how severe the laws may be, ro seldom succeed in rendering that delicate tissue any more opaque. The noise grew louder as it came nearer; I got out of bed still half asleep, and a bright light, coming through the outer trellis of my window, at last told me that the spectacle was of a purely material nature. There is scope for the imagination in this disguise, and it does not extend to all their charms. There were no other tourists around.

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A few tiny bright rings are threaded in the space between the forehead and the long part of the mask, and from behind that rampart, ardent eyes await you, with all the seductions they can borrow from geard.

Separate different tags with a comma. Nerval’s account gedard the ‘orient’ is told through such a dreamy haze of ideas that smokey become the boundaries between his recounting of fantastic tales and his own tale of a journey.

Feb 20, Mary rated it it too ok. In Cairo, he bought Zetnaybia, a beautiful slave girl, then later with Caliph Hakim his travels went beyond the Orient and even Earth itself as they voyaged on hashish But lights begin to appear behind the moucharabys which are wooden grills, curiously worked and carved, that come out over the street and serve as windows.

Trivia About Journey to the Or Owen- Travel – pages. Be the first to add this to a list. Saturated in hashish fumes, the sweat of slave-girls, and Freemasonic mythology, Nerval’s is an Orient of the mind and heart, a fever-dream of sorts.

The first third of the book was intriguing! Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Antipodes books are distributed worldwide by Ingram Content Group.

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Account Options Sign in. Liz rated it really liked it Apr 27, In different tones, this persistent music continually repeated the same melodic phrase which brought to my mind the memory of some old carol from Burgundy or Provence.

Sean rated it it was amazing Jun 20, He was born on May 22,in Paris, France. But what I had just seen through my fretted window was not enough to satisfy my curiosity, and I determined that, at all costs, I would go after the procession and observe it more at my leisure.

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Return to Book Page. Andrew Stone rated it really liked it Jul 16, Beautifully written, exquisite Orientalism that will delight or offend, depending on the reader’s tastes.

Men, almost naked, wearing wreaths like the wrestlers of antiquity, were fighting nervaal swords and shields in the jourjey of the crowd.

The Afghanistan book whetted whet? Lee rated it it was ok Jan 16, Nerval first became noted because of his translation of Goethe’s Faust Please sign up for our mailing list. This single location in Victoria: Be the first to ask a question about Journey to the Orient. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Amy Elizabeth rated it liked it Jul 23, Seth rated it really liked it Jul 07, The first volume of this unabridged jerval centers mostly on Cairo.

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