The Oblivion Seekers

  • Isabelle Eberhardt
  • Editorial: City Lights Publishers

Sinopsis

Stories and journal notes by an extraordinary young woman adventurer and traveler, Arabic scholar, Sufi mystic and adept of the Djillala cult."Not long before her death Isabelle Eberhardt wrote: "No one ever lived more from day to day or was more dependent upon chance. It is the inescapable chain of events that has brought me to this point, rather than I who have caused these things to happen." Her life seems haphazard, at the mercy of caprice, but her writings prove otherwise. She did not make decisions; she was impelled to take action. Her nature combined an extraordinary singlness of purpose and an equally powerful nostalgia for the unattainable." -Paul Bowles, preface."One of the strangest human documents that a woman has given the world." -Cecily Mackworth, I Came Out of FranceIsabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) was an explorer who lived and traveled extensively throughout North Africa. She wrote of her travels in numerous books and French newspapers, including Nouvelles Algeriennes [Algerian News] (1905), Dans l’Ombre Chaude de l’Islam [In the Hot Shade of Islam] (1906), and Les journaliers [The Day Laborers] (1922).Paul Bowles has taped and translated numerous strange legends and lively stories recounted by Mrabet: Love with a Few Hairs (novel), The Lemon (novel), The Boy Who Set Fire (stories), Harmless Poisons, Blameless Sins (stories), The Beach Cafe & Look & Move On (autobiography), and The Big Mirror (novella).

La opinión de nuestros inspiradores

  • Jana Leo
    Publicada por primera vez en Octubre del 1975 y traducida por Paul Bowles fue un regalo de Simon Lund de compromiso quien sabía muy bien que lo que más valor tiene para mí es la libertad. Esta mujer vive poco, del 1877 al 1904 y muere creo que en Algeria a donde viaja sola. Pese a ser un lugar peligroso para un viajero, a pesar de los peligros de ser mujer, joven y en esa época ella lo hace. Ella va a donde quiere, hace lo que quiere hacer, corre los riesgos y paga el precio, pero se niega a la reclusión en un mundo que no es para ella. Su historia es comparable con su estilo, envidiable. Jana Leo sobre The Oblivion Seekers

Ficha del libro

Título:
The Oblivion Seekers
Autor:
Isabelle Eberhardt
Editorial:
City Lights Publishers
ISBN:
9780872860827
 

The Oblivion Seekers

  • Isabelle Eberhardt
  • Editorial: City Lights Publishers
The Oblivion Seekers