Palin, Michael Brazil

ISBN 13: 9780297866268

Brazil

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Simply because he is on television, people forget how well Michael Palin writes, as evidenced in Brazil. A vivid synoptic take on a vast, unpredictable country, this book holds its own against more self-consciously literary works about Brazil. (Giles Foden CONDE NAST TRAVELLER UK)

A fascinating picture of a nation that, through the three cultural markers of language, music and food, is triumphantly self-defined and ceaselessly inventive. Palin does his job as a travel writer very well indeed. ( THE INDEPENDENT)

Michael Palin brings his trademark charm and enthusiasm to this timely introduction to the country that is about to host the World Cup and the next Olympic Games. ( THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE)

Full of warmth and humour, Palin's latest offering is a vibrant account of people he meets as he travels around the vast nation - a must-read for anyone heading to this year's World Cup or the Rio Olympics in 2016 ( THE INDEPENDENT '10 best South America travel books')

The prose of his travel writing is... economical, descriptive and rarely repetitive, making for a fluid, compulsive and engrossing read. ( ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS)

Palin does his job as a travel writer very well indeed. He knows how to entertain the reader at first, resists any temptation to lecture, then builds up a slow boil of interest before teasing out some answers through some skilful interviewing. The resulting mosaic of opinions draws out a fascinating composite picture of a nation. (Barnaby Rogerson THE INDEPENDENT)

Michael Palin's Brazil is a good primer, written in the same chatty style as he uses in the television series ( THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

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The prose of his travel writing is... economical, descriptive and rarely repetitive, making for a fluid, compulsive and engrossing read. ( ENTERTAINMENT FOCUS 2012-10-13)

Palin does his job as a travel writer very well indeed. He knows how to entertain the reader at first, resists any temptation to lecture, then builds up a slow boil of interest before teasing out some answers through some skilful interviewing. The resulting mosaic of opinions draws out a fascinating composite picture of a nation. (Barnaby Rogerson THE INDEPENDENT 2012-11-13)

Michael Palin's Brazil is a good primer, written in the same chatty style as he uses in the television series ( THE DAILY TELEGRAPH)

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Palin, Michael
Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Orion Publishing Group Sep 2012 (2012)
ISBN 10: 0297866265 ISBN 13: 9780297866268
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Buchbeschreibung Weidenfeld & Nicolson Orion Publishing Group Sep 2012, 2012. Buch. Buchzustand: Neu. 275 mm. Neuware - Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, it is also one of the few countries Michael Palin has never fully travelled. In a new series for BBC1 - his first for five years - he explores in his inimitable way this vast and disparate nation. From the Venezuelan border and the forests of the Lost World where he encounters the Yanomami and their ongoing territorial war with the gold miners, he follows Teddy Roosevelt's disastrous expedition of 1914. Journeys by river to the headwaters of the Xingu, by plane over huge tracts of forest, by steam train and by road along the Trans-Amazonica allow him to reach a kaleidoscopic mix of peoples: the indigenous hunter-gatherers of the interior, the descendents of African slaves with their vibrant culture of rituals and festivals and music, the large community of German descent who celebrate their patrimony at the biggest beer festival outside Munich, and the wealthy guachas of the Pantanal amongst them. His journey ends at the border with Uruguay and the spectacular Iguacu Falls. 320 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780297866268

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