Nel suo ottantesimo anno di età, Colin Thubron si rimette in viaggio, verso Oriente, nei territori che predilige: nel cuore dell’Asia, all’antica convergenza di steppa e foresta. Da solo, senza nessuno a pregiudicare i suoi incontri. Parla russo e mandarino, quindi può farsi raccontare dalla gente del posto cosa succede in quelle terre. Seguendo per tremila miglia il corso di un fiume quasi sconosciuto – a cavallo, in autostop, in barca, in treno, a piedi – passa dalle sorgenti mongole e lungo il confine russo-cinese fino all’Oceano Pacifico, dove il fiume termina la sua corsa. Un fiume dove le due grandi potenze ex comuniste trovano il loro limite e la loro comune, pericolosa frontiera. Ampiamente dettagliato, lirico, pieno di intuizioni e di meraviglia per lo sconosciuto, Tra Russia e Cina è il resoconto appassionato dell'ultima avventura di un autore pluripremiato, una lezione urgente di Storia e il culmine della carriera strabiliante dell'ultimo dei grandi viaggiatori del Novecento.
- ISBN: 8833318036
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 336
- Data di uscita: 28-04-2022
( Note: I received an advanced reader copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) In The Amur River , travel writer Colin Thubron records his journey following the world’s tenth-largest river, starting from its origins in one of its tributaries in northeastern Mongolia and taken until its conclusion in th Leggi tutto
If Anthony Bourdain couldn't cook, but only write, you'd have Colin Thubron. Travel essay writing is for me what romances or murder mysteries or sci-fi novels are for others of my friends. Thubron is one of the best. He crafts sentences like a goldsmith. And he's often at his best writing about plac Leggi tutto
A melancholy time to read what is a melancholy book. Still a fabulous read. Thubron, based on his previous journeys, has always struck me as a little nuts. A good writer, and exciting traveller doing journeys few others would try - and in this case travelling by himself in difficult situations, as a Leggi tutto
Although Colin Thubron 's The Amur River: Between Russia and China was published in 2021, I already regard it as a travel classic. Thubron is one of those Brits who have opened the world to us stay-at-homes with his great travel books. The Amur River is one of those little-known rivers which, though Leggi tutto
In his eighties, the author undertakes a gruelling expedition from the source of the Amur to its end in the Pacific. I found the first part the most enthralling when he was following the river on horseback through Mongolia. It then becomes the border between Russia and China before veering off deepe Leggi tutto
This book was a big disappointment. I don't know why Colin Thubron is considered a great travel writer. The book did little for me in evoking the place or the people. It wasn't really about the river or about the natural setting. There is a lot about towns and people, but the places are bleak and th Leggi tutto
I had a personal connection to the Amur River which is why I read this book. Way back in 2000, my wife and I traveled to Birobidjian to adopt our son, arriving and departing via Khabarovsk, a major city in the Russian Far East on the banks of the Amur. So, I have actually seen the Amur ( for what tha Leggi tutto
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