Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt

by Isabelle Eberhardt
     
 

Born to Russian emigres and brought up in an atmosphere of intellectual and aristocratic anachism, in her short life Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) came to be known as the ultimate enigma and a representative of everything that seemed dangerous in 19th century society. She was a transvestite and sensualist, an experienced drug-taker and a transgressor of boundaries: a…  See more details below

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Born to Russian emigres and brought up in an atmosphere of intellectual and aristocratic anachism, in her short life Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904) came to be known as the ultimate enigma and a representative of everything that seemed dangerous in 19th century society. She was a transvestite and sensualist, an experienced drug-taker and a transgressor of boundaries: a European reborn as a desert Arab and devout Muslim, a woman who reinvented herself as a man, wandering the Sahara on horseback.
A profoundly lonely individual for all her numerous sexual adventures, she roused controversy and and was loved and hated in equal measure; a mysterious attempt was made on her life and even her eventual death was ambiguous: she died from drowning in the desert at the age of 27.
"La bonne nomade", Isabelle's diaries offer an account of her strange and passionate nomadic lifestyle; a personal record of her torments, her search for inspiration as a writer, and her spirituality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840241402
Publisher:
Summersdale
Publication date:
02/07/2002
Series:
Summersdale Travel Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.83(h) x 0.71(d)

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