Passenger to Teheran #(2020)
- Title: Passenger to Teheran
- Author: Vita Sackville-West Nigel Nicolson
- ISBN: 9781845113438
- Page: 208
- Format: Paperback
In 1926 Vita Sackville West travelled to Iran to visit her husband, Harold Nicolson, who was serving as a diplomat in Teheran Her route was deliberately slow paced she stopped in Egypt, where she sailed up the Nile to Luxor and India, where she visited New Delhi and Agra before sailing across the Persian Gulf to Iraq and on through bandit infested mountains to Teheran.In 1926 Vita Sackville West travelled to Iran to visit her husband, Harold Nicolson, who was serving as a diplomat in Teheran Her route was deliberately slow paced she stopped in Egypt, where she sailed up the Nile to Luxor and India, where she visited New Delhi and Agra before sailing across the Persian Gulf to Iraq and on through bandit infested mountains to Teheran She returned to England in an equally circuitous manner and despite travelling under dangerous circumstances, through communist Russia and Poland in the midst of revolution, her humour and sense of adventure never failed Passenger to Teheran is a classic work, revealing the lesser known side of one of the twentieth century s most luminous authors.
Recent Comments "Passenger to Teheran"
A colorful account of a woman s travel from England through Egypt, India, Iraq, Iran, and back home through Russia and Europe It is pretty impressive that a unaccompanied woman traveled through the Middle East at that time Wonderful imagery of the travels and sights and people Even the barren desert seems welcoming If the authors name was not given it would be impossible to determine that it was written by a woman until the closing pages when a customs agent proposes marriage.
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Witty, self deprecating, intimate and full of the light one only sees along the way if one lifts one s eyes from the road ahead to the far horizon.Not our contemporary, Vita holds and expresses some opinions and judgements that we might find politically incorrect But there is no substitute for the writer who can truly transport us she went there, she paid attention, she tells us about it.
I read this a few months ago, so, it s hard to write about it now I do remember that I loved it Not only is it one of my favorite genres, vintage travel, but it impressed me as one of the most beautifully written travelogues I ve read.It really made me want to read of Vita Sackville Wes s work I haven t done so yet, but her work is defnitely on my radar.
This book really turned me off at first It seemed such a wealthy, white perspective However, if you stick with it, you get to hear about the attitudes of a people who aren t really so very different You also learn about the great natural beauty.Many of the areas that she travels thru, I had place marked in my brain as outcroppings of dirt coloured rock, followed by deserts of rocky dirt, followed by hills of dirt and rocks Instead, she describes the bright changing colours at different times of [...]
Sackville West begins her travel narrative by suggesting the futility of presenting readers with a just account of what the traveler encounters She then goes on to create powerful, vivid images of hills covered with lovingly, accurately observed wildflowers, multicolored rock described with a painterly vocabulary, and the glowing, snow covered peak of a mountain observed from Teheran Her vivid images are enjoyable and so are her reflections on travel It is surprising, though, to hear so little a [...]
Has all the usual and expected hallmarks of the imperialist encountering the natives However, Sackville West is aware of this aspect of herself, and comments on it, which is a bit different Still manages to transport you to an imaginary, exotic and far flung outpost of the Empire, with all the romanticism in description you could want You only wish she d written The prologue is fairly annoying, seeing as she spends pretty much all of it explaining that travel writing is stupid and no one should [...]
I d like to try this again one day, but I just couldn t get into it right now and since it was a library book, and inter library loan, I couldn t renew it to keep trying.
A single british woman travels through the middle eastern desert.
People just don t write as they once did So far a stunning book of language surrounding an English woman s 1925 journey to Teheran.
good for its beautiful bits and analysis of traveling and wanderlust in general but not really specifically about the middle east even for the time period
An interesting travelogue.
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