Synopses & Reviews
Leaving from Beirut, Gustave Flaubert and his friend Maxime Du Camp set out on a five-month journey that spans Lebanon to Piraeus and passes through Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor, and Constantinople. With a laconic text, sceneries, beliefs, people, rites, and customs are described by an author who, treading the line between excitement and containment, attempts to capture the complete experience of his travels through the Middle East. Partiendo desde Beirut, Gustave Flaubert y su amigo Maxime Du Camp emprenden un viaje de cinco meses que los lleva desde Líbano hasta El Pireo, pasando por Palestina, Siria, Asia Menor y Constantinopla. Con un texto lacónico, los paisajes, las creencias, las gentes, los ritos y las costumbres son cosechados por un escritor que, entre entusiasmado y contenido, trata de captar la experiencia total de su viaje por Oriente.
About the Author
Gustave Flaubert was a French writer who is counted among the greatest Western novelists. He is known especially for his first published novel, Madame Bovary, and for his scrupulous devotion to his art and style. Maxime Du Camp was a French photographer and writer. He was a frequent traveler and one of the founders of the Revue de Paris, which published Madame Bovary. Lola Bermúdez Medina is a professor of French philology at the University of Cádiz.