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The Silent Traveller in Lakeland

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Exiled from China in 1935, and separated from his family, Chiang Yee spent over 40 years away from his homeland. Adopting the name the Silent Traveller, he produced some of the most evocative, unique, and enduring travel books ever written.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published October 30th 2005 by Interlink Publishing Group
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Don
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
This is a deceptively simple book. The author (who I infer was a political refugee from mid-1930s China) was a poet, landscape painter, and calligrapher, who became an author. He wrote a series of books entitled 'The Silent Traveller in ...', of which this is the first. It is based on a short visit that he made to the Lake District in August 1936, ill-prepared and unequipped for walking or for the rain.
For anyone used to modern travel writing, this book will appear extremely naïve: 'I went for
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Regina
Mar 20, 2012 rated it liked it
It's a short poetic piece by a deep admirer of nature, Foreword and introduction are really worth reading, they explain circumstances and tradition very well, so you'll definitely get a deeper understanding for the Silent Traveller. It was interesting to see the Lake District through the eyes of a Chinese artist, especially in combination with his ink paintings in classic Chinese style. One of two books to be read when visiting the Lake District (The other being Tom Holman: A Lake District Misce ...more
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Chiang Yee (1903-1977) was a poet, novelist, and artist.