En los mares del sur

En los mares del sur

Robert Louis Stevenson Agustín Esclasans / Jan 22, 2020

En los mares del sur This is the story of Stevenson s Pacific travels on the Casco and the Equator It is a beautifully observed account of island peoples and their life it is also the story of the beginning of his love af

  • Title: En los mares del sur
  • Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Agustín Esclasans
  • ISBN: 9788466305549
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is the story of Stevenson s Pacific travels on the Casco and the Equator It is a beautifully observed account of island peoples and their life it is also the story of the beginning of his love affair with the Pacific, and of his growing commitment to the island cause In the South Seas has been described as the most solid of Stevenson s general writings it is cerThis is the story of Stevenson s Pacific travels on the Casco and the Equator It is a beautifully observed account of island peoples and their life it is also the story of the beginning of his love affair with the Pacific, and of his growing commitment to the island cause In the South Seas has been described as the most solid of Stevenson s general writings it is certainly his least known book as well as a unique gem of Pacific literature, and richly deserves to be rediscovered.

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      • Robert Louis Stevenson Agustín Esclasans

        Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson s popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.


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    1. This book is actually a combination of two different books, and as such the stories are clearly divided into two categories, that of realist colonialist critique and that of the exotic fable. For some reason I don't really understand, the two categories are not divided into two parts of the book, instead one alternates with the other. The realist stories are interesting in their rendering of colonial attitudes towards the native islanders (I will refer to them with this term because Stevenson ra [...]


    2. A collection of eight short stories, all taking place in the South Seas. Most involve sailing ships, hurricanes, and the collection of natives to work various enterprises in the islands during the early 20th Century. A really quick read, most of the stories are exciting with hard to predict endings. Some may be offended by some characters in the stories using the 'n' word to describe native islanders, but was true to some people living in the time and place. Jack London certainly was not a racis [...]


    3. Interesting account of Stevenson's journey through the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It's much better written than Martin Johnson's book on the same subject and describes in much more detail his adventures among the Polynesians.Comparing both books, it is surprising how much things changed in just 15 years.


    4. Stevenson's relation of his experiences aboard a yacht cruising through the South Seas. The sequences about cannibal high places are stuck in my mind forever. He has a way of bringing alive the ocean and its islands like no other author I've read.


    5. These stories are charming and captivating, if you can find them under Stevenson's clipped and colloquial style. And I am surprised that The Ebb-Tide, with its melodramatic plot, hasn't been made into a film.


    6. So racist, sickeningly so. I did not know whether Stevenson was giving his colonial opinion, or representing others holding that opinion in order to show how inhumane that thinking is. I rather lean to the latter, but maybe only from hope that it was so.



    7. Un Stevenson diferente al de sus conocidas novelas, pero que demuestra en cada página su magistral pluma. La ingenuidad en algunas de sus descripciones de las gentes de las islas Marquesas, Gilbert, Paumotus, no disminuye el encanto de su narración y el profundo respeto por su cultura. La tuberculosis que lo llevó a sus viajes, acabó con él en Samoa a muy temprana edad, pero quedarán para siempre la magia de los relatos de las costumbres, clima, naturaleza, mitos y gentes de los atolones m [...]


    8. I didn't care for Treasure Island or Dr. Jekill, but these South See stories are great. Too bad Steveson died when he was getting good


    9. I read this book for my university final. It definitely isn't what I would usually enjoy, but I didn't hate it.


    10. In genere non amo i libri di viaggi, li trovo aridi e tediosi. Ma quando a narrare è uno scrittore come Stevenson anche il più oggettivo resoconto geografico prende vita e si carica di significato, rivelando intimi echi dell'animo dell'autore e dando luogo a un prodotto letterario di prima qualità. Così me lo sono gustato dalla prima all'ultima pagina."Un poco più tardi, lo stesso giorno, vedemmo, in condizioni migliori, l'isola di Taiaro. Perduta nel mare, forse questo vuol dire il suo nom [...]


    11. Tahiti was the setting for Herman Melville’s Omoo, published in 1847. This was the second of Melville’s novels — a sequel to Typee and so a second “Peep at Polynesian Life.” While both of his books were popular, another of my favorite authors also wrote eloquently of his travels including Tahiti. While he had previously travelled with a donkey, Robert Louis Stevenson in 1888 travelled to Tahiti, and after two more voyages settled in the Samoan Islands for the remainder of his life. It [...]


    12. This collection contains two novellas, "The Ebb Tide" and The Beach of Falseá, which are realistic fiction dealing with themes of imperialism and corruption. It also contains several short stories, which are set in the Pacific islands, and have fantasy themes. Stevenson's work written while he lived in the Pacific was unpopular at the time of writing because it is profoundly anti-imperialist. Stories that showed Pacific Islanders as complex people capable of governing themselves, who had been a [...]


    13. I'm reading this for an Independent Study class I am working on about European narratives about the South Pacific at the turn of the century.Update 2013:I reread this book this summer because it has been fundamental to my research interests. I ended up writing a paper on "The Beach of Falesa" and using it as my writing sample for my PhD applications. Now I think that I am going to write about these stories in my dissertation. These stories are weird, and that's why I like them. They're not like [...]


    14. An almost two century old travel blog! Amazing. I picked this up as I am a frequent traveler to Polynesia & have adopted the islands as a second home. I was intending it to be an almost "required reading" type read. What it was, as Stevenson's end of life memoir of his travels is an amazingly modern feeling record of his travels that is almost blog like and fresh despite being nearly two centuries old. It reads almost like something you'd see a modern travel writer like Bourdain do & per [...]


    15. The islanders often said that of the European writers/artists of the South Seas, only Stevenson and Gauguin actually understood them. This collection of Stevenson's shorter South Seas fiction is an excellent intro to RLS's longer works, both fiction and non-fiction, on Samoa (or Navigator's Island as it was called), the surrounding islands and -- most specifically, the remarkable people. Stevenson well earned the sobriquet "the Presbyterian Pirate". This work includes a very good introduction, b [...]


    16. Having lived in Hawaii as a US Air Force police man. I really came to love the Polynesian Islands. This is another great collection of books about South Pacific around the late 1800's to the turn of the century. How wonderful it must have been. Stevenson certainly thought so. He lived in Samoa until his death and was much repected by the local population.


    17. Robert Louis Stevenson has the right word for everything, and the right observations of every new culture he encounters on his trips around the Pacific. He captures people just before and during the invasion of traders to their islands. A remarkable anthropological and personal account.


    18. Preferred the shorter stories, really didn't like 'The Ebb Tide', it was really long.'The Bottle Imp' was my favourite.Liked the fantasy element to the stories.Got a real sense of the setting. Made me want to watch films set in Hawaii.


    19. Tales set in the South Seas, the first is a bit long, but the last two are very quick reads and progressively more fantastic, and all are interesting.


    20. The bottle Imp was fun but I found the others dull and too male driven. Men are boring - I want something different.



    21. A long way from the British Isles where Stevenson's better-known works take place, but every bit as well written and compelling. Highly reecommended.


    22. Entertaining, though a bit disturbing to consider the different morality and motives of people of that place and time. So I'm glad I was exposed to it.





    23. I dislike island fiction so I was turned off this book before I even picked it up. It was a chore to read.



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