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Traveler of the century

AndrГ©s Neuman

Traveler of the century

by AndrГ©s Neuman

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAndrés Neuman ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia
ContributionsCaistor, Nick, Garcia, Lorenza
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPQ6664.E478 V5213 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25132005M
ISBN 109780374119393
LC Control Number2011047016

"The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century" is historian Ross Dunn's account of the world of Islam in the s as based on the contemporaneous book written about the journeys of Ibn Battuta, an educated legal scholar from Tangier in Morocco whose travels extend from Sub-Saharan Africa across Northern Africa to the Middle East, Persia, Palestine, India and China. Traveler of the century, Andrés Neuman ; translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor and Lorenza Garcia. (alk. paper), Toronto Public Library.

  A few weeks ago the Modern Library came out with its list of the best nonfiction books of the 20th century and -- whaddya know -- travel writers were hard to . The Travelers' Century Club, or TCC, is a club for people who have visited or more of the world's countries and territories. Travelers' Century Club; but this was never reflected in the Guinness Book of World Records. Instead Guinness retired the category citing lack of an objective standard for the title.

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But when you read this book, it’s as if the author is saying, “let me overwhelm you with all of the detailed information I know about this world and, oh by the way, every now and then I’ll throw you a Reviews: Fiction Book Review: Traveler of the Century by Andrés Neuman.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30 (p) ISBN From the Argentina-born Neuman, winner of Spain’s coveted Alfaguara and. Argentinean-born author Andrés Neuman has been racking up accolades in his adopted Spain since the tender age of 22, and “Traveler of the Century,” the.

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The drama, though, begins simply enough. Traveler of the Century 作者: Andrés Neuman 出版社: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 副标题: A Novel 译者: Lorenza Garcia 出版年: 页数: 定价: USD 装帧: Paperback ISBN: Travel guides are designed to deliver helpful information about faraway places, but this one gets to the heart of a different time zone.” –The Washington Post “Chock-full of surprises, this is exceptional social history, compellingly told; there should be ‘travel books’ like this for every century.Such is the case with Spanish-Argentinian writer Andrés Neuman's "Traveler of the Century" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, pages, $30), which transcends its many flaws by conjuring a world that.