- ISBN: 8862203772
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 219
To a Mountain in Tibet tells two stories. One is the great travel writer’s observations along his trek to a significant physical and religious site. The other is his inner journey of coming to terms with the death of his mother, whose passing prompted this adventure. The sights, smells and sounds of Leggi tutto
Brilliant. It is a short book about three intertwined mysteries: the mysteries of culture, of death, and of human personality. It offers no easy answers--no answers at all, really. It is a pilgrimage finished, but unfulfilled. Thubron is a famed travel writer, and he left to visit Mt. Kailas shortly a Leggi tutto
I was looking forward to this book as I love things relating to the Tibetan culture. I did very much enjoy the beginning of this novel. but the middle and end brought out my frustration as I continued to feel the very soul of this novel ebb away. I understood that Mr Thubron is basically a travel wr Leggi tutto
It has been a while since I have read any Colin Thubron non-fiction, which I generally find to be 4 star quality, and very enjoyable. Not so much his fiction, but that is another (2 star) story. This book, I have been looking forward to reading, but it feels a little different to the Thubron I rememb Leggi tutto
3.5 stars. Oh, what a private, intimate book it was! I'm slightly embarrassed to confess it was the first book by Thubron that I’ve read, although I own a few. My relationship with the author is somewhat turned upside down. Firstly, I took part in a meeting with him a few years ago in Warsaw. He was Leggi tutto
I'm still trying to figure out what I got out of this book. The Tibetan facts/history were not effectively organized, I didn't get to know any interesting characters, and although this book is billed as a sort of elegy for the author's deceased family, other than a few pages on the father's travels
Hành trình tới núi thiêng Kailash, Tây Tạng của một nhà văn người Anh, người có lẽ là một trong những nhà văn viết du ký nổi tiếng nhất hiện nay (và được tạp chí Times xem là 1 trong 50 nhà văn Anh quốc lớn nhất từ sau năm 1945). Xen kẽ cáu chuyện về hành trình của ông và gặp gỡ những người dân Nepa Leggi tutto
Read: May-June 2018 Rating: 3.5/5 stars (rounded up to 4/5) To a Mountain in Tibet is a beautifully written travelogue filled with historical notes and lyrical descriptions of the people and places Thubron encountered on his journey. The reason it is not rated more highly is that I was as interested i Leggi tutto
(FROM MY BLOG) To the north, beyond the main range of the Himalayas, emerging from the Tibetan plateau, stands an isolated peak called Kailas. Although only 22,028 feet high, quite low by Himalayan standards, no climber has ever stood on its summit (except, apocryphally, a mystic in ancient times).
"In the beginning Kailas was just rock—rock and stones. Without spirit. Then the gods came down with their entourages and settled there. They may not exactly live there now, but they have left their energy, and the place is full of spirits…"the myth behind Mt. Kailas Now in his seventies, famed trave Leggi tutto
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