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ISBN:
1780762402
Author:
Freya Stark
Category:
Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Language:
English
Publisher:
Tauris Parke Paperbacks (June 11, 2013)
Pages:
184 pages
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Although more famous because of her extensive travels in Arabia, the British writer Freya Stark must not be overlooked for this wonderfully exquisite collection of essays. Perseus in the Wind" is organized by devoting an essay to a single Platonic Form such as Love, Beauty, Death, Sorrow, and Memory: those primary ideas which serve as a backdrop to modern-day Jungian archetypical motivations.

Perseus in The Wind: A Life of Travel (Tauris Parke Paperbacks). The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels (Modern Library (Paperback)). to the time of the Byzantines and the Sassanians.

Perseus In The Wind: A Life of Travel (Freya Stark Collection): Freya Stark . Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks (December 21, 2010).

Travel Books Dares Travel Writing Books. Publication: December 21, 2010. Freya Stark ‘the poet of travel’, was the doyenne of Middle East travel writers and one of the most courageous and adventurous women travellers in history. Southern Gates of Arabia: A Journey in the Hadhramaut - Freya Stark. Independent Women Great Women Amazing Women Confident Woman Special People Out Of Africa High Art One Life I Love Books. The legendary adventurer and ground-breaking Freya Stark penned dozens of classic travel books, including these award-winners and more. Series: Tauris Parke Paperbacks.

Perseus In The Wind: A Life of Travel, . 47, Tauris Parke Paperbacks. Riding to the Tigris" by Freya Stark, quoted in "The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road" by Paul Theroux, McClelland & Stewart, (p. 226), July 12, 2011. To feel, and think, and learn - learn always: surely that is being alive and young in the real sense. The true fruit of travel is perhaps the feeling of being nearly everywhere at home. Travel, Home, Feelings.

Freya Stark lived for an entire century (1893-1993). Often she travelled alone, visiting areas where virtually no Western male had seen.

First published in 1934, Freya Stark's classic tale of her travels through Persia has been reprinted once again and is just as much a gem now as when first published

First published in 1934, Freya Stark's classic tale of her travels through Persia has been reprinted once again and is just as much a gem now as when first published.

Perseus In The Wind book. Published June 11th 2013 by Tauris Parke Paperbacks (first published 1948). Perseus In The Wind: A Life of Travel. Written just after World War II, Perseus in the Wind (named after the constellation) is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Freya Stark's writings. 10, Tauris Parke Paperbacks. Baghdad Sketches: Journeys Through Iraq, . 9, Tauris Parke Paperbacks. 55. To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the most pleasant sensations in the world. You are surrounded by adventure.

Perseus in the Wind : A Life of Travel . Freya Stark Collection. Her life was something of a work of art - The books in which she recorded her journeys were seductively individual - Nomad and social lioness, public servant and private essayist, emotional victim and mythmaker.

Written just after World War II, Perseus in the Wind (named after the constellation) is perhaps the most personal, and haunting, of all Freya Stark's writings. Putting together memories and reflections, ""harvested from life and accident"", that have carried her through her travels, Stark muses on the seasons, the effect light has on a landscape at a particular time of day, the smell of the earth after rain, Muslim saints, Indian temples, war, and old age. Each chapter is devoted to a particular theme: Happiness (simple pleasures, like her father's passion for the view from his cabin in Canada); Education (to be able to command happiness, recognize beauty, value death, increase enjoyment); Beauty (incongruous, flighty, and elusive - a description of the stars, the burst of flowers in a park); Death (a childhood awareness of the finality of Time, the meaningfulness of the end); Memory (the jeweled quality of literature, pleasure, love, an echo or a scent when aged by the passage of time). Woven throughout this beautifully-crafted book are references to Stark's many travels, from Asolo to Aden, Iran to India. For those who have loved her travel writing, Perseus in the Wind illuminates the motivations behind her journeys and the woman behind the traveler.
  • Nuadador
Genius writer and traveller, wonderful book. In the early-mid 1900s, Freya Stark ventured where others didn't dare, most especially women. I also read her biography (great) and will continue to read other works. Her glittering perceptions, her original thoughts, well I certainly don't have the words to do her justice.
  • Ranicengi
Freya traveled some interesting places and wrote about them as well or better than anyone. The best kind of history lessons.
  • tamada
This is a philosophy book. It conveys Ms. Stark's aesthetic and views of life. She has an amazingly lyrical style that evokes nuances with a clarity I've not encountered elsewhere. Her descriptions are layered in an Asian-esque manner and offer a view similar to mirroring mirrors.

As with most art, it depends on your aesthetic; your mileage may vary. You may want to peruse some of my other reviews to see what trips my trigger; but Ms. Stark is (now) among them. I've purchased several copies....one for myself, the other's as gifts.
  • Weernis
Although more famous because of her extensive travels in Arabia, the British writer Freya Stark must not be overlooked for this wonderfully exquisite collection of essays.

"Perseus in the Wind" is organized by devoting an essay to a single Platonic Form such as Love, Beauty, Death, Sorrow, and Memory: those primary ideas which serve as a backdrop to modern-day Jungian archetypical motivations. Do not be intimidated by the subject matter breaching on philosophical technicalities, hoever. Stark's prose is fluid, rich, and emotional and she is comparable to the great American novelist Edith Wharton in her skills with diction.

I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys good writing and finds themselves contemplating the more sublime aspects of human consciousness.