Gérard de Nerval was the pen name of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, one of the most essential Romantic French poets. He was born . Nerval’s Voyage en Orient. The Quest for a Literary Sign. Introduction. The Voyage en Orient by Gerard de Nerval is a long account of a traveller who, as his . Gerard de Nerval’s Voyage en Orient is a book that highlights such disjunctions to a greater degree than has been recognised. In it, Nerval mixes literary genres .

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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. So Gerard de Nerval, poet, dreamer, visionary, journeyed to the Orient to savour all the wonder and mystery he believed to be there – and found what he dreamed of.

In Cairo, he bought Zetnaybia, a beautiful slave girl, then later with Caliph Hakim his travels went beyond the Orient and even Earth itself as they voyaged on hashish Paperbackpages. Published December 1st by Peter Owen Publishers first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Journey to the Orientplease sign up.

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Gerwrd written, exquisite Orientalism that will delight or offend, depending on the reader’s tastes. Nerval indulges in exoticism, perhaps at the expense of truth and certainly at the expense of political correctness. Saturated in hashish fumes, the sweat of slave-girls, and Freemasonic mythology, Nerval’s is an Orient of the mind and heart, a fever-dream of sorts. Read it for extended poetic reveries and provocative story-telling.

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Aug 05, Jamie rated it it was amazing. Nerval’s account of the ‘orient’ is told through such a dreamy haze of ideas that smokey become the boundaries between his recounting of fantastic tales and his own tale of a journey.

The world of story and Nerval’s world may be very one and the same place, for his days spent in the Orient are full of owning slaves, smoking hashish and listening to storytellers for the length of entire days. Thus the richness of observation with which a travel biography would otherwise record the details of forei Nerval’s account of the ‘orient’ is told through such a dreamy haze of ideas that smokey become the boundaries between his joudney of fantastic tales and his own tale of a journey.

Thus the richness of observation with which a travel biography would otherwise record the details journney foreign locations is used instead to capture elaborate and magical worlds.

Quite a journey just to read this book. Feb 20, Mary rated it it was ok. The first third of the book was intriguing! But when de Nerval got into the hashish dreams, it lost its appeal for me.

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