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➵ [Reading] ➷ The Asiatics By Frederic Prokosch ➪ – Bunatime.co André Gide praised The Asiatics as an authentic masterpiece Thomas Mann called it brilliant First published in 1935 and virtually unavailable for years this extraordinary novel tells the story of a yAndré Gide praised The Asiatics as an authentic masterpiece Thomas Mann called it brilliant First published in 1935 and virtually unavailable for years this extraordinary novel tells t.

He story of a young American the unnamed narrator who hitchhikes his way across Asia from Beirut to China living off the land and depending on the hospitality of the people he meets alo.

asiatics epub The Asiatics PDFHe story of a young American the unnamed narrator who hitchhikes his way across Asia from Beirut to China living off the land and depending on the hospitality of the people he meets alo.

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Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ Frederic Prokosch's novels The Asiatics and The Seven Who Fled received widespread attention in the 1930s

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  1. Robert B B Robert B B says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFThis novel is an extraordinary creative act of imagination Prokosch writes a compelling tale of travel across Asia from the Levant east even though he had not visited any of the locales he describes That he succeeds so completely in spite of violating the first rule of writing write what you know makes this even amazing The Asiatics is filled with vivid characterization and haunting imagery This is a particularly powerful work for anyone in journalism who has to edit copy filed from all corners of the world many of which one will never see This is not a perfect book of course he writes about Asiatics as if one could generalize about the vast array of cultures and traditions found across the enormous contintent His harsh judgments about the Ganges and other religious sites fall flat not only because of the overtones of racism but because he never actually saw them Even so this is an evocative and poetic


  2. Karen Karen says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFI was a little uncomfortable with the way the narrator was describing all the Asian people he was meeting in his travels Something about it was a little stereotypical and condescending It definitely felt dated By the end though there were other things about the book that were bothering me Like the way the narrator was traveling all over Asia but kept bumping into the same people And how he had no money but was easily and frequently provided for by wealthy people he met When are travels ever like that? Also I got pretty weary of all the philosophical hooey all the characters kept spouting ab


  3. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFThis is book is very trippy Imagined asia from 1930s america evokes some actual trips i've taken in asia as if reme


  4. Tim Tim says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFThe blurb from Camus on the back of the book describes this book as sensual and I would have to agree sensual and cruel at least in its description of people The Asians in this story are resolutely foreign to the narrator throughout and the landscape strangely vacant None of the problems of travel seem to bother the narrator and he usefully keeps running into familiar non Asians throughout his trip from Beirut to China Not an enjoyable read in its tiresome narrative its vague travel descriptions or its general assumptions about humanity Last time I take book recommendations from Camus Thomas Mann and Andre Gi


  5. Tuck Tuck says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFI ran across a mention of this fairly thoughtful and fun novel but still has some outdated and gross generalities about “Asians” and the “meaning of asia” and religions for all its modernism and funny novel too in that author never actually traveled anywhere outside of ne usa in a book


  6. Erin Bottger Bouma Erin Bottger Bouma says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFI picked this book up second hand and read it over 30 years ago without knowing anything about itI found it an interesting and inventive travel book by an Am


  7. Bob Newman Bob Newman says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFOn the Road in your dreamsA young proto hippie in the 1920s journeys across Asia with little money and a tendency to get into trouble He smuggles drugs is robbed a few times has numerous sexual adventures lands in jail escapes being shot survives a plane crash visits a maharaja and works a short while for a weird doctor in the jungle His often reappearing acquaintances are mostly Westerners of the rich elite sort though he meets the odd local who nearly always waxes philosophical I read this book in 1955 when I was twelve I find now that I didn't understand much The writer was a homosexual who looked at male eyelashes a bit than I was interested in but whose experiences of life no doubt embittered him considerably At age 12 this d


  8. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFI just couldn't finish it gasp The dated writing the stereotypes the general mopiness of it This was one of our book club books fetched from an Oprah magazine interviewers suggestion I've said it before and I'll say it again I HATE oprah books even though it technically isn't I had to order it online due to the fact that it is out of print Even our library didn't have it Well guess what? They do now as I'm givin' it to them


  9. Trish Trish says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFCouldnt make it past page 75


  10. Henry Sturcke Henry Sturcke says:

    Paperback ì The Asiatics Epub ↠ asiatics epub, The Asiatics PDFAsia serves as the backdrop for the young protagonist's search for the meaning of life a random series of encounters He is a young American who makes his way from Beirut to the southern border of China Along the way he observes experiences encounters and initiates a wide range of behavior without any moral discrimination Acts of generosity and perversity are accepted equally The book contains many expressions of the meaningless of life and the fear of death Lo


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