Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind

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ISBN 978-0-8101-6008-8
Publication Date
July 1996
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Page Count
156 pages
Trim Size
5 1/4 x 8 1/4
ISBN
0-8101-6008-0

Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind

Guido Gozzano

The distinguished Italian poet Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) embarked for India in February 1912, ostensibly to treat his tuberculosis. His trip lasted three months and, all told, he spent six weeks on the subcontinent. His dispatches home for a newspaper are collected and published here in English for the first time.



The extent of Gozzano's travels--to Ceylon, Goa, Agra, Jaipur--makes one wonder how the writer could visit all or even most of the places he so vividly describes. "I did not honestly think I would find so much of it intact," the spellbound Gozzano repeats to himself, before what he must shortly recognize as prodigious evidence of decay.


About the Author

Guido Gustavo Gozzano (December 19, 1883 - August 9, 1916) was an Italian poet and writer.
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