Read On. Also By Colin Thubron. This journey was undertaken during the first spring and summer of Central Asia’s independence from Moscow.
Read On. A brief visit the year before yielded some valued friends; but in the shadow of political uncertainty the identity of several people recorded here has been disguised. Years earlier I had travelled in the nearer Moslem world, then the European Soviet Union (for which I learnt a halting Russian) and eventually China
A travel book with a slice of history. Colin Thubron travelled through these newly-independent countries almost immediately after they had left the USSR, and so he captures them at a unique time transition in their history.
A travel book with a slice of history. He records that moment when they were neither one thing nor the other. Some people hankered for the stable past of full employment and economic security. Others looked forward to a future which, though it might be uncertain, with unemployment and rampant inflation, at least A travel book with a slice of history.
Thubron's travels in the heart of Central Asia are for the most part a dour affair. He has a brilliant way with words and pen portraits of various informants spring to life with a mere description of an eyebrow and moustache
Thubron's travels in the heart of Central Asia are for the most part a dour affair. He has a brilliant way with words and pen portraits of various informants spring to life with a mere description of an eyebrow and moustache. Few travellers would invite then sustain situations and people he encounters and seems to thrive on.
Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet .
Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture of a vast region resonating with history and politics.
Thubron's first travel book, Mirror to Damascus, was published in 1967, the first such book on the city for a century The Lost Heart of Asia – Heinemann, 1994. In Siberia – Chatto & Windus, 1999.
Thubron's first travel book, Mirror to Damascus, was published in 1967, the first such book on the city for a century. While starting a parallel career as a novelist, he completed a travel book on Cyprus, Journey into Cyprus, in 1974, just before Turkey invaded the island. The Lost Heart of Asia – Heinemann, 1994. Shadow of the Silk Road, Chatto & Windus, 2006.
Its fields petered out in formless swamps, then vanished beneath the dunes. The peasant woman seated beside me stepped down from our bus near the last village and walked off into emptiness. e region west of Bukhara had been densely populated as late as the eleventh century, and here and there spectral mounds and ridges swelled under the saxaul; but it was impossible to tell if they were the burial-place of forts and villages, or a chance collation of dust. Our bus clattered and droned in the silence.
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A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia was the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations. A remote and fascinating region in a constant state of transition-never more so than since the collapse of the Soviet Union-it encompasses terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains.
A land of enormous proportions, countless secrets, and incredible history, Central Asia--the heart of the great Mongol empire of Tamerlane, site of the legendary Silk Route and scene of Stalin's cruelest deportations--is a remote and fascinating region. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence of newly independent republics, Central Asia--containing the magical cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, and terrain as diverse as the Kazakh steppes, the Karakum desert, and the Pamir mountains--has been in a constant state of transition. The Lost Heart of Asia takes readers into the very heart of this little visited, yet increasingly important region, delivering a rare and moving portrayal of a world in the midst of change.
Author: Colin Thubron
Publisher: Harper Perennial (September 1, 1995)
Pages: 384 pages
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