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Amazing Books, Un Hiver Majorque Author George Sand This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Un Hiver Majorque, Essay By George Sand Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You A very pointed little book about how backward the Mallorquin are It was amusing to read while there, however. Ein Winter auf Mallorca ist ein Reisetagebuch aus dem Jahr 1838 Obwohl Chopin eine zentrale Rolle in der Geschichte einnimmt, kann man sein musikalisches Dasein nicht nacherleben Chopin bleibt w hrend der gesamten Geschichte anonym, seine Person und sein Leben werden kaum thematisiert Die Liebschaft zu seiner Geliebten George Sand steht nicht im Mittelpunkt und wird nur beil ufig erw hnt Das Augenmerk liegt auf dem Leben auf Mallorca im Jahr 1838, auf die vorherrschende Kultur, seine Einwohner und seine Landwirtschaftlichen Begebenheiten Die gro e Spannung sucht man in diesem Buch vergebens, jedoch ist es am sant geschrieben und zugleich sehr lehrreich und informativ. I just came back from a wonderful vacation in Mallorca and bought a copy on the island of George Sand s account I thought it was going to be a book about her relationship with Chopin and the island but the only references to the composer is that he is an invalid and he is never named Sand s descriptions of the island s beauty are spot on, even two hundred years later, I could imagine the places and the landscapes that she describes having just seen a lot of it myself I have never read George Sand before so I don t know what her novels are like In this book I found her to be a snobby French woman who is condescending and downright insulting to Mallorquins, even going so far as to call them monkeys Her wit and biting humor made me laugh despite myself, but I always returned to feeling bad at the way she treated the islanders I think when people travel they need to be open to others and not expect or be disappointed that people have different customs and culture I have believed that Sand was an independent woman of her era, yet she is just as stubbornly prejudiced as other European intellectuals of her time She did open my eyes to the nature of monasteries and monks When I was on the island I went to three former monasteries the one in Valldemossa is one of my favorite places on earth and I remember thinking how terribly sad it was when the monasteries were dissolved in the early 19th century I thought of monks as truly pious people who had the will to live a prayerful life I still admire this quality But there is a brilliant passage in the book where Sand creates a conversation between the ghost of a medieval monk and a young artist They have a philosophical conversation about the fallacies of the monks and their participation in the Inquisition The ghost spoke of the monasteries as a sort of prison and how the artist is naive to praise them Although this does not directly have to do with Mallorca, there is a line where George Sand accuses people of loving the architecture of things like the pyramids or churches without considering the that these achievements were built on the backs of slaves or participated in persecutions and executions The strange thing about Sand s condemnations of the people of Mallorca is that she acknowledges that Spain is at war and Mallorca is inundated with Spanish refugees Sand recognizes this but then continues to pick on them for not having the kind of hospitality or accommodations that she is used to in France I hated Alexander Theroux s eviscerating attack on Estonians in A Ramble Through the Periphery published in the 21st century, but Sand s portrayal of another culture is just as demeaning to the Mallorquins I feel hesitant to read any other travelogues, although Mark Twain s A Tramp Abroad is lovely The only reason I am giving this book three stars is for the quality of the writing, the descriptions of the island and the thought provoking commentary on religion and what we appreciate at the expense of the realty of history. Free download in French available at