Gérard de Nerval was the pen name of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, one of the most essential Romantic French poets. He was born . Nerval’s Voyage en Orient. The Quest for a Literary Sign. Introduction. The Voyage en Orient by Gerard de Nerval is a long account of a traveller who, as his . Gerard de Nerval’s Voyage en Orient is a book that highlights such disjunctions to a greater degree than has been recognised. In it, Nerval mixes literary genres .

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Published December 1st by Peter Owen Publishers first published Nerval’s account of the ‘orient’ is told through such a dreamy haze of too that smokey become the boundaries between his recounting of fantastic tales and his own tale of a journey.

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Quite a journey just to read this book. The first third of the book was intriguing!

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You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. At Constantinople, at Smyrna, through a veil of white or black gauze, it is occasionally possible to catch a glimpse of the face of some Muslim beauty.

The noise grew louder as it came nearer; I got out of bed still half asleep, and a bright light, coming through the outer trellis of my window, at last told me nervxl the spectacle was of a oriennt material nature. Account Options Sign in. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of oriet screen. Egypt, serious and devout, is still the land of enigmas and mysteries.


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There is scope for the imagination in this disguise, and it does not extend to all their charms. Please sign up for our mailing list.

Moyer Bell, [], c From inside the book. Sometimes, the folds of the veil, with its white and blue check, which covers the head, and shoulders, get slightly out of position, and the light, passing between it and orien long mask which they call borghot, gives us a glimpse of a charming brow over which the brown hair falls in closely bound ringlets, like those we have seen in busts of Cleopatra; or a tiny, well-shaped ear, from which clusters of golden sequins, or a jewel of turquoise and silver filigree, dangle over cheeks and neck.

Want to know about new titles from Antipodes? A number of torches and pyramids of candles carried by children brilliantly lighted up the street, showing the way to a long procession of men and women, the details of which I could not distinguish.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. When I first came here, I did not quite understand what the attraction could be about the mystery with herard the more interesting half of the people of the Orient enshrouds itself.


Before leaving Europe, Nerval had been dumped by his love interest, an actress. Those who are not beautiful are wiser to retain their veils, and we cannot be angry with them hhe that account. Journey to the Orient 8 15 May 05, It’s a fascinating look at old customs, largely hidden from public view, some of which are funny Nerval has been compared with Charlie Chaplin and other scenes are disturbing the sale of pre-pubescent girls to amuse the buyers “darkest desires”.

Nina rated it liked it Jul 16, The evening I arrived at Cairo, I felt mortally discouraged and depressed. Nevertheless, there was some degree of reality about my dream.

As I began to go to sleep, I seemed to hear in some strange way the vague sounds of a bagpipe and a scraping fiddle, sounds extremely irritating to the nerves. Open Preview See a Problem? But a few days sufficed to show me that a woman who knows herself to be the object of attention can usually find an opportunity to let herself be seen if she is beautiful.

Journey to the Orient by Gérard de Nerval

Journey to the Orient. Increasingly poverty-stricken and disoriented, he committed suicide inhanging himself from a window grating. Tags What are tags? Be the first to ask a question about Journey to the Orient.