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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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Language English View all editions Prev Next edition 12 of It seemed to me that I was being carried to the grave in a manner at once serious and comic, escorted by cantors from the parish church and topers wreathed in vine branches. As it turns out women have much more control over their lives, even the slave girl pushes Nerval around and balks at the idea she might be set free a terrible fate gerare her mind since she would then have to actually work for a living.

Other memorable scenes are climbing the Great Pyramids with the help of four Bedouins, two on top who pulled your arms and two on bottom who push upward, block after block, until you reach the top.

In the 18th and 19th centuries the Islamic Orient was a great mystery to Europeans giving rise to myths fueled by tales in ogient Arabian Nights. There is scope for the imagination in this disguise, and it does not extend to all their charms. If his narrator seems credulous in his retelling of legends of the origins of the pyramids and the mysteries of the Druzes, it is with this purpose in mind.

Wandering about on donkeyback with a dragoman for company, a few hours sufficed to make me sure that I was about to spend the most tedious six months of all my life, and matters had been arranged in such a way that I could dd stay a single day less.


Throughout the length and breadth of the Levant, there is no town where women are more utterly and completely veiled than at Cairo. Paolo Grill rated it really liked it Mar 24, Middle East — Social life and customs.

Seth rated it really liked it Jul 07, There was no longer any doubt. 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 Those who are nerrval beautiful are wiser to retain their veils, and we cannot be angry with them on that account.

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No matter how severe the laws may be, they seldom oroent in rendering that delicate tissue any more opaque. Tags What are tags? Please sign up for our mailing list.

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Jul 25, Steve rated it really liked it. There, beauty surrounds itself, as it has ever done, with veils and coverings, a depressing habit that soon discourages the frivolous European.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Women of Cairo Part 1: To the initiate of ancient days, patience was the greatest of all virtues. Middle East — Description and travel. When I first came here, I did not quite understand what the attraction could be about the mystery with which the more interesting half of the people of the Orient enshrouds itself.

The Sphinx still laid mostly buried in the sand. None of your libraries hold this item. Lists with This Book.

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It describes a 1-year trip to Cairo, Egypt and other places in the Ottoman Empire. As I began to go to sleep, I seemed to hear in some strange way the vague sounds of a bagpipe and a scraping fiddle, sounds extremely irritating to the nerves.

egrard The veiled beauties are like graceful and coquettish nuns who, though they have consecrated themselves to the service of a single spouse, yet do not nervwl it amiss to spare an occasional thought for the world.


Login to add to list. Nerval indulges in exoticism, perhaps at the expense of truth and certainly at the expense of political correctness. Can rated it liked it Jun 21, Read it for extended poetic reveries and provocative story-telling.

Journey to the Orient by Gérard de Nerval

It was a marriage. He was born on May 22,in Paris, France. Jlengrand rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Andrew Stone rated it really liked it Jul 16, journeh At Paris, in the engravings of citizen Cassas, I had seen a complete picture of these ceremonies. To ask other readers questions about Journey to the Orientplease sign up.

It’s a fascinating look at old customs, largely hidden from public view, some of which are funny Odient has been compared with Charlie Chaplin and other scenes are disturbing the sale of pre-pubescent girls to amuse the buyers “darkest desires”.

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Account Options Sign in. Beautifully written, exquisite Orientalism that will delight or offend, depending on the reader’s tastes. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of jourrney screen. This is indeed the country of dreams and of illusions.