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The Silent Traveller In London (Lost & Found Classic Travel Writing)

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Цзян И - китайский писатель, художник и путешественник.
Долгое время пределами мира для него были границы родной усадьбы, но однажды судьба привела его в Лондон (30-е года ХХ века). На улицах и площадях, в парках и пабах - повсюду автор внимательно "подглядывал" за жизнью лондонцев. Из его слов и образов, поражающих остроумием и свежестью восприятия, складывает
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Paperback, 232 pages
Published October 25th 2001 by Signal Books
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Zen Cho
Aug 11, 2009 Zen Cho rated it really liked it
A good book for dozy afternoons. It's really just a collection of observations, but written with humour and charm. Contains a good painting of Trafalgar Square in the fog. (When did London fogs stop? They don't seem to exist anymore.)

I was a bit worried when I got to the chapter on Women, but Chiang Yee impressed me actually. Was also touched by his resolute faith in humanity despite the shit that was going down at the time.
Vonnie
Feb 02, 2008 Vonnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
Diary of a chinese poet and artist who lived in London in the 1930's. Beautiful poetry and watercolors along with interesting Asian viewpoint of Western culture.
Victoria
Oct 20, 2010 Victoria rated it really liked it
A very different travel book; London from a Chinese viewpoint. With great sketches of people, parks, monuments in the traditional Chinese style.
Chloe
Jan 27, 2016 Chloe rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: china
Not nearly as interesting as I had hoped. The short chapter on books, however, is a small gem.
Eric
Sep 15, 2013 Eric rated it liked it
Travelogue of a Chinese gentleman in London, observing the quaint customs and sharing his insight onto another culture. Accompnaied by his poems and delicate watre colour paintings.
A bit slow and meandering, but I guess that's how life was for a gentleman traveller, who also stopped to see and paint.
Caitlin
Sep 13, 2010 Caitlin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a charming travel guide by a quiet world traveling Chinese man. He writes with delight about the things he is discovering and compares them with his own culture. He is very personable and it is a delightful read. He wrote several of them, one including Oxford and another San Francisco.
Brenda Ainsley
Mar 01, 2010 Brenda Ainsley rated it did not like it
A beautiful edition with fine watercolours.

The naive style did nothing for me - I found this superficial and a missed opportunity for some analysis.

It could have been SOOO good!
Ann
Mar 11, 2012 Ann rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
There is an interesting chapter in particular about women and their status in British/Western society. There are many parallels to women today, and this book was written in the 1930s.
Underwood
Jul 02, 2009 Underwood rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, london
лёгкая, интересная книга
о лондоне, что не так уж изменился с 30-х годов
и китае, которого больше нет
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