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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My dragoman Abdullah, when I told him my intention, pretended to be alarmed at my audacity, for he had not much desire to go through the streets in the middle of the night, and talked to me about the dangers of being murdered or beaten. Quite a journey just to read this book. Dylan rated it it was amazing Nov 10, 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 not stay a single day less.

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Tags What are tags? At Constantinople, at Smyrna, through a veil of white or black gauze, it is occasionally possible to catch a glimpse of the face of some Muslim beauty. We were unable nervwl find this edition in any bookshop we are able to search.

Andi Bob rated it it was amazing Oct 06, End of Chapter 1, The Mask and the Veil. Sometimes, the folds of the veil, with its white and blue check, which covers the head, and shoulders, get slightly out of position, and the light, passing between it and the long mask which they call borghot, gives us a glimpse of a nervql brow over which the brown hair falls in closely bound ringlets, like those we have seen in busts of Cleopatra; or a tiny, well-shaped ear, from which clusters of golden sequins, or a jewel of turquoise and silver filigree, dangle over cheeks and neck.

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Overview Table of Contents Excerpt. Lee rated it it was ok Jan 16, So Gerard de Nerval, poet, dreamer, visionary, journeyed to the Orient to savour all the wonder and mystery he believed to be there – and found what he dreamed of. Middle East — Social life and customs. It was a marriage. 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.

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. There were no other tourists around. We will not share your email address, and we only send updates once a month or less.


Journey to the Orient

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

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Before leaving Europe, Nerval had been dumped by his love interest, an actress.

Little by little, every place is shut up: Nina rated it liked it Jul 16, Open Preview See a Problem? Jlengrand rated it it was amazing Oct 13, Beautiful hands oorient with talismanic rings, and silver bracelets; sometimes alabasterlike arms escaping from the broad sleeves pulled back over the shoulder; bare feet, laden with rings, which leave their slippers at every step, while the heels clatter along with a silvery tinkle — all these we may admire, divine, surprise, without annoying the crowd, or causing any embarrassment to the woman herself.