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by Der Post Van


Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this epic novel, set near the Kalahari Desert.

Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this epic novel, set near the Kalahari Desert. A Story Line the Wind has all that the best writing ever has: page turning plot; extremely well drawn, unique, memorable, fascinating characters with psychological complexity and depth; profound wisdom; a remarkable, exotic Africa setting vividly realized; a satisfying, surprising ending. The first time I read the book, I read it fast because I wanted to know what happened.

A Story Like the Wind book. Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates. Van der Post uses a relatively simple story line to then introduce large volumes of non-fictional information on Southern Africa and Bushmen (Kalahari Bushmen - San or Saan as they are now known). He also uses a very short action in current time, to then break off and provide the entire backstory, meaning that the action is limited.

Laurens van der Post’s most popular book is A Story Like the Wind. Last Will and Testament of Man" by. Laurens van der Post.

Пользовательский отзыв - Miles Burke - Goodreads. Laurens van der Post was born in South Africa in 1906, the thirteenth of fifteen children in a family of Dutch and French Huguenot origins. He grew up in the heart of Bushman country, a thousand miles from the sea, before going on a long voyage to Japan that was a to prove a formative experience and vital in later life.

Author Laurens Van Der Post. 10 2. Books by Laurens Van Der Post: 1972 - a Story Like the Wind. 1972 - a Story Like the Wind. 9, 10. The Lost World of the Kalahari.

Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this epic novel, set near the Kalahari Desert, about a boy on the verge of manhood, his . The narrative of A Story like the Wind continues in A Far-Off Place.

Van der Post’s incomparable knowledge of Africa illuminates this epic novel, set near the Kalahari Desert, about a boy on the verge of manhood, his experiences with. ISBN13:9780156852616. Release Date:November 1978.

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This is a story of an almost vanished Africa; a world of myth and magic in which the indigenous peoples of the continent lived for uncountable centuries before the Europeans came to shatter it. The main character is a boy wh. . The main character is a boy who has a relationship with this Africa not unlike Kipling's Kim with the antique world of India

kolos
I took my time reading this book as I didn't want to miss anything. There are gems of wisdom that are beautiful and current in today's world. Francois is an amazing young man and following his story is a pleasure. As much as I've enjoyed this book, it is a surprise to me that it hasn't been republished and is not well known. It has been reprinted, however, the font is very small and the white space is the minimal. I highly recommend this book.
Sat
Van der Post's books are about the spirit inside our flesh, about its power to see, its powers to hear, its incredible power to endure and triumph. The man's life reads like a fable: born the 13th and last child of a Boer farming family, he grew up as much in the myths of Africa as in those of Western civilizaiton, and he knew, as only a child can, with the their freedom to come and go and eavedrop on adults, of the hidden world of the many (and utterly different one from another) black people of Africa.
Most tellingingly, he had a Bushman nanny, of that small and persecuted race, who triumphed in the barreness of the Kalahari, existing as if at a banquet, for whom telepathy was a commonplace, as they lived in the world of the inner voice. From that childhood, he passed into manhood and became a friend of Jung, who foresaw WWII and dreaded it. Therein, VdP, leading a rearguard commando (which the Boers invented) to delay the Japanese in their conquest of the Dutch East Indies, he was captured and spent the whole of the war in Hell on earth, a Japanese POW concentration camp, where he was further schooled in the travails and triumphs of the spirit.
There are (a few) people in the West who can be both of the modern world and a shaman of the spirit: VdP is one.
I was introduced to his writing as a teenager by my mother. She had been paralyzed by polio when I was a year old and was a tower of courage and spirit in a nearly immobile body. VdP's books were a talisman for her, and a new book was a source of rejoicing. I envy all of you who are reading them for the first time. One of VdP's characters in this book says, "Those who look before they leap, don't". Leap for these books.
Drelalen
Laurens Van Der Post is a brilliant , sensitive, observer and writer. This book is luminous and poetic. He is able to transport the reader into his heart and mind and into the great landscape of South Africa before it crashed into modern times.
Bloodray
Five stars is not enough for this book. A Story Line the Wind has all that the best writing ever has: page turning plot; extremely well drawn, unique, memorable, fascinating characters with psychological complexity and depth; profound wisdom; a remarkable, exotic Africa setting vividly realized; a satisfying, surprising ending. The first time I read the book, I read it fast because I wanted to know what happened. The second time I read it more slowly to savor the rich language, the imagery and the setting. The third time I read it I read it very slowly to absorb the profound wisdom. You can read this book on any level and love it. And for anyone concerned with growing up, politics, the environment, spiritual connections to other people and to nature; for anyone who loves to travel in their mind; for anyone who is thrilled with spine tingling adventure - this is your book. I read this book again every year and it is fresh every time. My teen age son asked for it for Christmas and was blown away to receive a first edition. He will cherish it and read it his whole life. This is on my "can't bear to lend it" shelf. This book is a BUY IT. If I could say anything more enthusiastic, I would.
Fountain_tenderness
Great book. Read it 20 years ago and decided to enjoy it once again. Be sure to also read the sequel: A Far off Place..
Tansino
Laurens story of the world of the Bushman seen through the eyes of a teenager offers us a glimpse of the "Garden of Eden" soon after man eat of the fruit of the tree of life and death.

Francois, the teenager, does not have a first hand experience of the Bushman's world. However, through the eyes (and stories) of his nanny (Koba) he gains an appreciation of their values, their spirituality, and of course their way of live. Through the eyes of his father's partners on Hunter's Drift he comes to appreciate (in a practical way) the ways of the bush and the principles governing live in paradise.

Sadly by the end of the story paradise has been raped and all its principles violated in man's quest to bring civilization to this place of perfection. Paradise is gone with the wind!
Delalbine
Laurens Van der Post has written a very insightful book based on his personal experience during the period of political upheaval in late colonial Africa. It details the transition of a boy into young adulthood at a pace not of his own choosing. The characters are well developed and the descriptions of the plant and animal life of the African veldt are intriguing. This is a book that is hard to put down. You may as well order the sequel, A Far-Off Place, at the same time. You will want to read it as well.
Although there is some diatribe in the second book, the first book is a brilliantly told story of a white farm boy caught in dramatic, severe change, who is forced to go and live with the bush people of Africa.
Story Like The Wind ebook
Author:
Der Post Van
Category:
Contemporary
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Penguin UK; New Ed edition (June 4, 1974)
Pages:
480 pages
Rating:
4.2
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