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En Los Mares del Sur

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Cuando Robert Louis Stevenson emprendio, con treinta y ocho anos y ya enfermo de tuberculosis, su viaje por los mares del Sur en busca de un clima mas favorable, no podia saber que iba a pasar el resto de sus dias en aquellas islas sonadas. El viaje habia empezado como un crucero por las islas Marquesas y las Pomotu, prosiguio luego por Honolulu, las Gilbert y Samoa. En es ...more
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Published August 28th 2000 by B Ediciones (first published 1896)
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Feb 21, 2008 Gavin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stevenson's relation of his experiences aboard a yacht cruising through the South Seas. The sequences about cannibal high places are stuck in my mind forever. He has a way of bringing alive the ocean and its islands like no other author I've read.
Sep 10, 2012 Ginny_1807 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In genere non amo i libri di viaggi, li trovo aridi e tediosi.
Ma quando a narrare è uno scrittore come Stevenson anche il più oggettivo resoconto geografico prende vita e si carica di significato, rivelando intimi echi dell'animo dell'autore e dando luogo a un prodotto letterario di prima qualità. Così me lo sono gustato dalla prima all'ultima pagina.

"Un poco più tardi, lo stesso giorno, vedemmo, in condizioni migliori, l'isola di Taiaro. Perduta nel mare, forse questo vuol dire il suo nome. Ed
Nov 25, 2010 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Tahiti was the setting for Herman Melville’s Omoo, published on this day in 1847. This was the second of Melville’s novels — a sequel to Typee and so a second “Peep at Polynesian Life.” While both of his books were popular, another of my favorite authors also wrote eloquently of his travels including Tahiti. While he had previously travelled with a donkey, Robert Louis Stevenson in 1888 travelled to Tahiti, and after two more voyages settled in the Samoan Islands for the remainder of his life. I ...more
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Apr 12, 2016 Fritz Galt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Robert Louis Stevenson has the right word for everything, and the right observations of every new culture he encounters on his trips around the Pacific. He captures people just before and during the invasion of traders to their islands. A remarkable anthropological and personal account.
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Jun 25, 2015 John Brissette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An almost two century old travel blog! Amazing.

I picked this up as I am a frequent traveler to Polynesia & have adopted the islands as a second home. I was intending it to be an almost "required reading" type read. What it was, as Stevenson's end of life memoir of his travels is an amazingly modern feeling record of his travels that is almost blog like and fresh despite being nearly two centuries old. It reads almost like something you'd see a modern travel writer like Bourdain do & per
Jun 06, 2012 Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was interesting to see what travel to the islands was like back in the 1800's.
Nov 23, 2009 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This man is so interesting, and so ahead of his time.
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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is o
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“For the cocoa-tree and the island man are both lovers and neighbours of the surf.  ‘The coral waxes, the palm grows, but man departs,’ says the sad Tahitian proverb; but they are all three, so long as they endure, co-haunters of the beach.  The” 0 likes
“Ua maomao ka lani, ua kahaea luna, Ua pipi ka maka o ka hoku. (The heavens were fair, they stretched above, Many were the eyes of the stars.)” 0 likes
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