Сенки по пътя на коприната
Книга за религии, страни, култури, хора, власт и пари.
„Сенки по пътя на коприната“ е пътуване из най-грандиозните места по света. Пътешествие през сърцето на Китай, през планините на Централна Азия и Северен Афганистан, Иранската равнина и кюрдската част на Турция.
Авторът Колин Таброн пътува от града на Жълтия император (митичният род...more
Thubron speaks Mandarin and Russian, and as able therefore to speak directly with many of the people on his journey, at least until he arrived in Afghanistan. A theme throughout the book is the mix of peoples, with tribes and nations...more
Review by LeeAnn Sharpe
“Shadow of the Silk Road” records 68-year-old Englishman Colin Thubron's journey along the greatest land route on earth, The Silk Road. In his 9th travel book Colin takes us along, without a camera, only his elegant prose to describe the land and people. From the heart of China, Xian, into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish Turkey, Col...more
Nevertheless when reviewers use phrases like ”erudition metamorphose into exquisite prose (The Economist) and ‘haunting, elegiac, melancholy [and] magical’ (Financial Tim...more
This is a...more
half way through the book i decided to give mr. thubron the benefit of the doubt not least because i looked him up on the web and decided tha...more
Thubron undertook most of the travel, from central China to the Mediterranean, in 2003, repeating a journey he had made 20 years earlier. It is essentially a chronicle of his thoughts and feelings during the journey. There are maps showing the route he took but he uses words, not photographs or drawings, to describe the peop...more
He sometimes travels by bus, train, taxi or hitches a ride.
Along the way he visits many ruins and meets many interesting people who could be a story all to themselves.
In Krygyzstan he stays in a yurt of a young woman living a...more
I want to start by saying to Mr. Thurbon, its not you, its me, and I apologize that I couldn't enjoy your book more- its all my fault.
There is SOOOOO much history and geography and culture to cover that it cant be done in less than 400 pages, so the author does the smart thing and doesn't try to. I don't have sufficient knowledge of the back story to enjoy this one. I walked in in the middle of a conversation that was over my head on a topic Im not familiar with and I never...more
Colin Thubron has spent a lifetime exploring Asia, and he displays his significant regional knowledge and experience in Shadow of the Silk Road. Universally acknowledged as one of our best living travel writers, Thubron brings to this book the astute perception for which he is known and the beautiful prose style he has honed for more than 40 years; what is even more impressive, however, is the incredible sense of enthusiasm he brings both to his journey and to his writing. As Jonathan Yardley wr...more
But we know that there is always war in Afghanistan. His journey covered western China, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. I'm glad Thubron took this journey and wrote about it, because it's not a journey I'm lik...more
Delving into the milleniums of history while going along what used to be the Silk Road, from Xian to Antioch, he diggs out stories on people, temples,tombs,cities-that-have-been, abandoned citadels, forgotten villages, disappeared civilizations.... and tells them with such a melancholic, melodic thril...more
At the same time, the prose is gorgeous, the memories of the landscapes and some of the fallen empires and vanished peoples po...more