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Hemingway in Africa. The Last Safari [SIGNED]

Christopher Ondaatje

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ISBN 10: 0002006707 / ISBN 13: 9780002006705
Editorial: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, London, 2003
Condición: Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Dust jacket: Tear to head of spine`. Overall jacket condition is Good Plus. Book: Signed by the author to title page. Highlighting throughout the book, some corners have been folded. Overall book condition is Good. N° de ref. de la librería 1157E147

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Título: Hemingway in Africa. The Last Safari [SIGNED...

Editorial: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, London

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Hardback. Printed pages: 235

Condición del libro:Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author

Edición: 1st Edition.

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Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. Very Good, 1st Canadian and UK Edition. Royal 8vo. 237pp. Profuse photographic illustrations. Very good clean tight sound square, appers as new unopened and unread, no bookplate, inscription or marks of any kind, well held in joints and hinges, clean crisp corners and edges. Very good in bright gilt lettered red cloth, together with original unclipped portrait pictorial dustwrapper with the very gentlest of slight rubbing to head of spine, otherwise excellent.

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The gap of Hemingway's African excursions in books about "Papa" is partly filled by this copiously illustrated if casually written work from British explorer-biographer Ondaatje (Journey to the Source of the Nile). Hemingway went on only two safaris in a lifetime of traveling (1933-1934 and 1953-1954), but both were vivid, pivotal experiences. The first inspired his famous stories "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" and "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and his bestseller Green Hills of Africa; the latter trip inspired two posthumous works, the less well-received The Garden of Eden and True at First Light. Ondaatje follows the faded trail of Hemingway's safaris in Kenya and Tanzania (then Tanganyika) and puts them in the context of his works and those of other African writers, such as Isak Dinesen and Beryl Markham (whose work Hemingway championed). Although Papa's tracks are fainter in contemporary Africa than in Cuba and Paris, Ondaatje, an old hand on sub-Saharan Africa, has as observant an eye as Hemingway's for the land's beauty and a better one for its residents-which he complements with his photography. By the time of Hemingway's second visit, the era of the traditional colonial safari was closing, just as his own career was. While the opening description in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" of a leopard carcass on the mountain's highest slopes concluded, "No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude," Ondaatje possesses a sympathetic insight into what Hemingway was without falling prey to the myth. 98 color photos, 3 maps not seen by PW.
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