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The Resource The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper

The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper

Label
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Title
The broken road
Title remainder
from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the winter of 1933 eighteen-year-old Patrick ("Paddy") Leigh Fermor set out to walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him the better part of a year. Decades later, when he was well over fifty, Leigh Fermor told the story of that life-changing journey in A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water, two works now celebrated as among the most vivid, absorbing, delightful, and beautifully-written travel books of all time. The Broken Road is the long and avidly awaited account of the final leg of his youthful adventure that Leigh Fermor promised but was unable to finish before his death in 2011. Assembled from Leigh Fermor's manuscripts by his prize-winning biographer Artemis Cooper and the travel writer Colin Thubron, this is perhaps the most personal of all Leigh Fermor's books, catching up with young Paddy in the fall of 1934 and following him through Bulgaria and Romania to the coast of the Black Sea. Days and nights on the road, spectacular landscapes and uncanny cities, friendships lost and found, leading the high life in Bucharest or camping out with fishermen and shepherds: in the The Broken Road such incidents and escapades are described with all the linguistic bravura, odd and astonishing learning, and overflowing exuberance that Leigh Fermor is famous for, but also with a melancholy awareness of the passage of time, especially when he meditates on the scarred history of the Balkans or on his troubled relations with his father. The book ends, perfectly, with Paddy's diary from the winter of 1934, when he had reached Greece, the country he would fall in love with and fight for. Across the space of three quarters of century we can still hear the ringing voice of an irrepressible young man embarking on a life of adventure"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Dewey number
914.96/044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DJK17
LC item number
.F47 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1953-
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  • Thubron, Colin
  • Cooper, Artemis
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • Fermor, Patrick Leigh
  • TRAVEL / Europe / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Label
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
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9781590177549.jpg
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Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Continues: A time of gifts; and Between the woods and the water
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper -- From the Iron Gates -- A Hanging Glass Box -- Over the Great Balkan -- To the Danube -- The Wallachian Plain -- Bucharest -- To Varna -- Dancing by the Black Sea -- Constantinople -- Mount Athos
Control code
ocn852457622
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781590177549
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013043609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852457622
  • (Sirsi) a1725389
Label
The broken road : from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos, Patrick Leigh Fermor ; edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper
Link
9781590177549.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Continues: A time of gifts; and Between the woods and the water
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper -- From the Iron Gates -- A Hanging Glass Box -- Over the Great Balkan -- To the Danube -- The Wallachian Plain -- Bucharest -- To Varna -- Dancing by the Black Sea -- Constantinople -- Mount Athos
Control code
ocn852457622
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 362 pages
Isbn
9781590177549
Isbn Type
(hardcover : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013043609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)852457622
  • (Sirsi) a1725389

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