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Journey toward the Cradle of Mankind
by Guido Gozzano
translated by Davis Marinelli
Northwestern University Press, 1996
Paper: 978-0-8101-6008-8
Library of Congress Classification PQ4817.O9V4713 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 858.91203

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The distinguished Italian poet Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) embarked for India in February 1912, ostensibly to treat his tuberculosis. His trip lasted three months and, all told, he spent six weeks on the subcontinent. His dispatches home for a newspaper are collected and published here in English for the first time.

The extent of Gozzano's travels--to Ceylon, Goa, Agra, Jaipur--makes one wonder how the writer could visit all or even most of the places he so vividly describes. "I did not honestly think I would find so much of it intact," the spellbound Gozzano repeats to himself, before what he must shortly recognize as prodigious evidence of decay.

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