More than just an account of his travels in Cairo, Beirut, and Constantinople in 1843, Gérard de Nerval’s Journey to the Orient is a quest for the unknown. 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. While the Orientalists of his day were confident of having, in the words of Edward Said, “grasped, appropriated, reduced, and codified” t...
By Gerard de Nerval
Paperback: 480 pages
Publisher: Antipodes Press (August 10, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 2108856
Format: PDF Text TXT book
A wonderful, challenging book! Anyone who's picking up Journey to the Orient probably knows what they're getting. This is a pretty good translation, and the most complete English version I've seen, for certain.
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