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Beryl Markham (1902–1986)

Autor(a) de West with the Night

2+ Works 3,854 Membros 135 Críticas 8 Favorited

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Image credit: Beryl Markham circa 1930. Unknown author

Obras por Beryl Markham

West with the Night (1942) 3,603 exemplares

Associated Works

The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 412 exemplares
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Contribuidor — 192 exemplares
The Dick Francis Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Indiscreet Journeys: Stories of Women on the Road (1989) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
Nine Faces of Kenya (1990) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
The Dick Francis Complete Treasury of Great Racing Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Horse Stories (2012) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Heart Shots: Women Write About Hunting (2003) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Literary Horse: Great Modern Stories About Horses (1995) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Markham, Beryl
Nome legal
Clutterbuck, Beryl (born)
Data de nascimento
1902-10-26
Data de falecimento
1986-08-03
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
UK
Local de nascimento
Ashwell, Rutland, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Nairobi, Kenya
Locais de residência
Ashwell, England, UK
Njoro, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Hollywood, California, USA
Ocupações
horse trainer
pilot
short story writer
memoirist
Relações
Dinesen, Isak (friend)

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Beryl Markham was a British-born Kenyan who had several careers in her life, all of them adventurous. She was a record-breaking pilot in the pioneer days of aviation, and is best remembered today as the author of the memoir "West with the Night."

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Usually this genre (part travelogue, part biography) isn't what interests me but it was recommended and I was pleasantly surprised. The writing style is clean and crisp. If it's praised by Hemingway, who's to blame? She avoided any mention of the Happy Valley set, which may or may not have been apropriate for her goals. I would have liked to have read about them.
 
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cura22 | 126 outras críticas | Apr 21, 2024 |
 
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BooksInMirror | 126 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Older books reflect the values of the period when they were written, so yes, there is colonialism and hunting. But this memoir of Beryl Markham's life and adventures was so good. What an independent and amazing life. Highly recommend the audio version - I think the chapter with the horse race may be the best book segment I've heard.
 
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mmcrawford | 126 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
One of the several memoirs from 20th century British East Africa. I can see why Hemingway might have liked it, since he knew Ms. Markham and her friends, she was an adventurer, she was involved in big game hunting, and her writing has the same colonial class stiff upper lip essence mixed with attractive observations of bygone Africa that Hemingway was drawn to.
It is interesting to see Markham's view of Bror Fredrik von Blixen-Finecke. There is no mention of his wives (especially of his first wife, whose "Out of Africa" is a different and, for my money, more moving work), or of his womanizing and venereal diseases.… (mais)
 
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markm2315 | 126 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |

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Obras
2
Also by
9
Membros
3,854
Popularidade
#6,579
Avaliação
4.1
Críticas
135
ISBN
88
Línguas
11
Marcado como favorito
8

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