Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

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9780307272539: Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

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Gimlette, John
ISBN 10: 0307272532 ISBN 13: 9780307272539
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Gimlette, John
Editorial: Knopf (2011)
ISBN 10: 0307272532 ISBN 13: 9780307272539
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Descripción Knopf, 2011. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Wild Coast is the best kind of travel writing: tough-minded and humorous, but above all thoughtful. - Times Literary Supplement (UK) Wild Coast is funny, intelligent, revelatory. -Joseph ONeill, author of Netherland Gimlettes first South American travel book, At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig, captured with great wit and learning the quirkiness of Paraguay. He has now produced a no less remarkable portrait of the highly idiosyncratic countries known collectively as Guiana . . . Wild Coast is driven by extraordinary dedication, an insatiable curiosity in everything, and an enormous empathy for other people. Gimlettes descriptions of landscapes are often hauntingly beautiful, his sense of humour is engagingly dead-pan . . . His book is also characterised by a thoroughness of research that puts most travel writers to shame . . . In lesser hands, such richness of texture and abundance of learning might have led to indigestion on the readers part. But Gimlette manages to steer through all the material with a great lightness of touch, skillfully weaving the personal narrative into a lucid and lively account of a multi-cultural history . . . Particularly memorable are his incisive portraits of the many crazed, tragic, and eccentric figures associated with these lands . . . All in all, Wild Coast is a reminder not just of the magnificent and endless strangeness of South America, but also of the way in which travel literature can still fulfil its role of bringing to life some of the worlds unjustly neglected corners. - The Spectator (UK) A completely fascinating book. It opens up a forgotten corner of the world with tremendous flair and shrewd observation. -William Boyd, author of Any Human Heart A wonderfully entertaining account of a journey through one of the worlds least-known places . . . Gimlette, an insatiably curious storyteller, revels in the strange mix of people and traditions . . . Amid vivid descriptions of torrential rivers and golden grasslands that are home to some of the planets largest ants, otters, and fish, the author recalls encounters with a stunning variety of intriguing characters . . . Colorful and immensely readable. - Kirkus Reviews (starred) A few pages into his excellent new book, Wild Coast, John Gimlette tries to convey the forbiddingly impenetrable nature of his subject, the Guianas of northeastern South America, a nettlesome tangle of swamp, lowlands, crisscrossing creeks and rivers so resistant to navigation or settlement that the landscape remains one of the wildest, most unknown territories on the globe . . . These are words to quicken the pulse of the armchair traveler, for whom no landscape resonates quite like the exotic, the hard to get to, the uncharted . . . Between cellphones, Google Earth, and jumbo jets, it seems theres nowhere in the world left to explore, but [writers like] John Gimlette prove that travel books still have something to tell us. - The Daily Beast The pages provide a rollicking, witty and informed account of what crawls out of the Guianas jungles into the authors path. Armed with a rucksack and a keen sense of the absurd, Gimlette drives, flies and floats through Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana . . . The author has an uncanny ability to nail down his characters with a few well-chosen words . . . But the books real strength lies not in the living, but the dead . . . Gimlette brings history to life. He artfully merges assiduous research with a storytellers gift, presenting the reader with a catalogue of loveable rogues, inveterate explorers, eccentric naturalists, and idealistic romantics. These stories provide more than just a good yarn. They offer a door into the darker aspects of the Guianas past-and thereby a window on to much of the present. - The Guardian (UK) Gimlette leads us where few Europeans venture, beating a path through the jungle to find the juiciest tidbits of Guianas myth and histor. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0307272532

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Gimlette, John
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Descripción Knopf, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0307272532

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Gimlette, John
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Descripción Knopf, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0307272532

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Descripción Knopf. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0307272532 New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería NEW6.0127574

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