Stemmen van Marrakesch, kanttekeningen bij een reis Epub

Stemmen van Marrakesch, kanttekeningen bij een reis Epub


  • Paperback
  • 110 pages
  • Stemmen van Marrakesch, kanttekeningen bij een reis
  • Elias Canetti
  • Dutch
  • 20 June 2017
  • 9060128389 Edition Language Dutch Setting

10 thoughts on “Stemmen van Marrakesch, kanttekeningen bij een reis

  1. Steve Steve says:

    This book has been translated into English as The Voices of Marrakesh In Die Stimmen von Marrakesch 1967 Elias Canetti 1905 1994 takes us into the bazaars and alleyways of Marrakesh with his typically quiet and intensely observant manner Visiting Marrakesh for the first time, he has deliberately made no preparations to learn about the city and its inhabitants He wants to experience it all with as much innocence as is possible for an elderly man of the world That isn t the way I travel, This book has been translated into English as The Voices of Marrakesh In Die Stimmen von Marrakesch 1967 Elias Canetti 1905 1994 takes us into the bazaars and alleyways of Marrakesh with his typically quiet and intensely observant manner Visiting Marrakesh for the first time, he has deliberately made no preparations to learn about the city and its inhabitants He wants to experience it all with as much innocence as is possible for an elderly man of the world That isn t the way I travel, but to enter a city like Marrakesh with no preparation is to experience it as a mystery of the unexpected and the unusual And so he does Canetti s carefully chiseled and deceptively simple prose pulls the reader into this experience compellingly So we wander through the ancient walled city sharing his wonder and his occasional discombobulation and anxiety For me, the most striking of the 13 sections of this text described his visit to the Mellah, the walled in Jewish quarter From the bazaar at the entrance, so much like those of the North Africans and yet so different, he penetrates into the quarter and finds a packed courtyard full of little boys memorizing the Hebrew alphabet at the top of their lungs their proud and poor teacher has his best students read for his foreign guest He locates a square near the center of the quarter where he feels so much at home, feels such a sense of warmth and life that it is extremely difficult for him to leave Each time he recommences his explorations he is drawn back to the square of bliss After noticing the absence of beggars in the Jewish quarter they are everywhere in the Arab portion of the city , he stumbles upon a desolate Jewish graveyard and discovers the entire flock of Jewish beggars gathered and prepared to descend upon him But you must read it in his words.Perhaps another reader would prefer the holy beggar who thoroughly sucked on each coin he was given, which riveted Canetti in place for so long that the surrounding shopkeepers, for whom the sight was normal, began to consider Canetti to be just as strange as he thought the beggar was Or perhaps, instead, the woman who stood without facial veil at her second floor window murmuring phrases of love and affection into the street, directed at no one Canetti was so disconcerted and intrigued that he began to attract the less than benign attention of the neighborhood But, again, I am picking out curiosities which struck me the most There are many others small matters that shake us a little out of our assumption that the life we know is the only life possible.And, as always, Canetti s understated and transparent prose is such a pleasure to read Canetti is a Sephardic Jew born in Bulgaria, a polyglot who chose to write in German because it was the private language between him and his mother Canetti wrote one of the finest memoirs I have ever read, and the first volume, Die gerettete Zunge, about his childhood and adolescence, is magicalRating


  2. Beth Bonini Beth Bonini says:

    I hesitated about whether to describe this as a book of essays or short stories Canetti certainly presents them as realistic sketches, but I cannot help but feel that they were also shaped into little stories by the author Mind you, if all of the details were just as he experienced them, it makes the book evenfascinating Canetti starts off in an amusing way, with a story about three unfortunate encounters with camels Some of my favourite lines in the collection were in this essay The I hesitated about whether to describe this as a book of essays or short stories Canetti certainly presents them as realistic sketches, but I cannot help but feel that they were also shaped into little stories by the author Mind you, if all of the details were just as he experienced them, it makes the book evenfascinating Canetti starts off in an amusing way, with a story about three unfortunate encounters with camels Some of my favourite lines in the collection were in this essay The next essay is about the souks, and what they are to the commercial life of Marrakech and how the particular negotiating style of the souk is an art form in itself I m not sure when Canetti visited at some point he refers to meeting a survivor of WWI but the book itself was published in 1967 Quite a bit of the book is devoted to the Jewish section of Marrakech quite small now, and not much in evidence during my recent visit there Because Canetti is descended from Sephardic Jews, this was of particular interest to him One of the most intriguing essays was about the Chinese French female owner of a bar and its unusual regulars There were several interesting insights here about the Glaoui family who collaborated with the French to overthrow the old regime of Sultan Mohammed V The book ends up with a kind of symbolic essay to the power of endurance embodied in the most pitiful of beggars None of the parts arethan sketches, but it does give you a flavour of Moroccan culture with its rich mix of Berber, Arabic and French influence and its Muslim faith Canetti s writing style has a graceful simplicity to it which made me eager to read other of his books


  3. Tom Tom says:

    I lived in Marrakesh as a child in the 50s so this was a really nostalgic trip for me, made highly enjoyable by Canetti s keen and observant eye which conjures up the true spirit of a wonderful city Highly recommended


  4. Mindy McAdams Mindy McAdams says:

    Charming short essays based on close observations made while Canetti wandered the streets of Marrakech during a single brief visit in 1954 Having just returned from there, I enjoyed every word I don t know if the blind beggars are still there I didn t see them , but the winding streets and hidden courtyards, glimpsed through low doorways, certainly are The Jews of Marrakech are almost all gone now, and Canetti s encounters with them are a reminder of how vital they once were to Morocco s eco Charming short essays based on close observations made while Canetti wandered the streets of Marrakech during a single brief visit in 1954 Having just returned from there, I enjoyed every word I don t know if the blind beggars are still there I didn t see them , but the winding streets and hidden courtyards, glimpsed through low doorways, certainly are The Jews of Marrakech are almost all gone now, and Canetti s encounters with them are a reminder of how vital they once were to Morocco s economy The huge square called Djemaa el Fna still offers up snake charmers and musicians, but today it slively at night than by day, which seems the opposite of Canetti s experience It s strange but also comforting to recognize the feelings and milieu that Canetti experienced 60 years ago One thing I liked very much was how Canetti seems almost to fall in love with individuals, whether male or female, based on their way of looking at him or their posture, but at the same time it seemed to me he did not romanticize them Yes, they were exotic to him, of course and he to them , but they were clearly fellow human beings in his eyes There s a rare tone to these essays, indicating that although he could not really dive deep into this foreign culture, he could touch it gently and appreciate it Note The Souks, the second essay in the book, has a wonderful reflection on the art of bargaining for a price that is required in any Arab or Berber market


  5. Simon Simon says:

    A series of sketches of people and places, brilliantly evocative, humorous, compassionate and perceptive Made me want to visit Marrakesh immediately, which is just as well as I read it on the flight over there


  6. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant says:

    So he just walked around and gawked at people


  7. Billy O& Billy O& says:

    The Voices of Marrakesh is my first experience of Elias Canetti s writing, and I am hooked It s a short, sweet book, of a wide eyed westerner poking around a strange, exotic city, drinking in all the colour and the noise, finding wonders under every stone The fourteen short chapters allow him to sample and drop subjects, and Canetti is the perfect camera gently intrusive, fearless in his curiosity, whether it is through gatecrashing the aftermath of a wedding and flirting with the bride, in The Voices of Marrakesh is my first experience of Elias Canetti s writing, and I am hooked It s a short, sweet book, of a wide eyed westerner poking around a strange, exotic city, drinking in all the colour and the noise, finding wonders under every stone The fourteen short chapters allow him to sample and drop subjects, and Canetti is the perfect camera gently intrusive, fearless in his curiosity, whether it is through gatecrashing the aftermath of a wedding and flirting with the bride, intruding on a school, exploring the souks and marketplaces, or letting his heart break for the abused camels, donkeys a late chapter that offers up some particularly profound thoughts , street children and beggars Fascinated by people especially, the women , and the turns of life, he is happy to wallow in the city s small joys without denying the underbelly stories Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1981, this earlier book already shows a tender, captivating voice and erudite and inquisitive mind at work


  8. Laurie Laurie says:

    Canetti s fourteen vignettes evoke a still colonial Marrakesh in gentle, spare prose One could read these pieces purely for the enjoyment of a well crafted description of a brief visit inside the courtyard home of a Jewish family in the walled Mellah, or an unexpected encounter with beggars in a cemetery, but there issubtly taking place The careful reader will find the complexity of the human condition and the life force in all beings which seeks expression in the midst of despair.


  9. Caroline Caroline says:

    Steve wrote a great review I won t try to add anything.


  10. Rob Rob says:

    Highly unfairly, I m judging this book based on the fact that I read it while in a state of limbo I had roughly a day to spare before I could next get to a bookshop, so had to be content with whatever was short and on a nearby shelf It is an interesting look at Morocco in the Sixties with the sections of Marrakesh s Jewish quarter perhaps serving as the most fascinating but an eagerness to get the book finished meant I perhaps didn t give it the attention it deserved Skim reading as a book ne Highly unfairly, I m judging this book based on the fact that I read it while in a state of limbo I had roughly a day to spare before I could next get to a bookshop, so had to be content with whatever was short and on a nearby shelf It is an interesting look at Morocco in the Sixties with the sections of Marrakesh s Jewish quarter perhaps serving as the most fascinating but an eagerness to get the book finished meant I perhaps didn t give it the attention it deserved Skim reading as a book nears its denouement is a habit I need to break in 2020


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About the Author: Elias Canetti

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