In Morocco by Edith Wharton, History, Travel, Africa, Essays & Travelogues

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"Within a few years far more will be known of the past of Morocco, but that past will be far less visible to the traveler than it is today," Wharton wrote in her introduction. "Excavations will reveal fresh traces of Roman and Phoenician occupation; the remote affinities between Copts and Berbers, between Baghdad and Fez, between Byzantine art and the architecture of the Souss, will be explored and elucidated, but, while these successive discoveries are being made, the strange survival of mediaeval life, of a life contemporary with the crusaders, with Saladin, even with the great days of the Caliphate of Baghdad, which now greets the astonished traveler, will gradually disappear, till at last even the mysterious autocthones of the Atlas will have folded their tents and silently stolen away." Perhaps history has washed the past away from Morocco -- though the de-colonialization that came after World War II surely changed the modernization, the Europeanization, that Wharton foresaw.

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Edith Wharton (1862 - 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wharton combined her insider's view of America's privileged classes with a brilliant, natural wit to write humorous, incisive novels and short stories of social and psychological insight. She was well acquainted with many of her era's other literary and public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt. --Wikipedia

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Armchair travelers and history buffs will delight in this recording. Wharton's language alternates between unimpassioned frankness and voluptuous description of Morocco's staggering natural and cultural beauty. Anna Fields takes her cue from the text, delivering a clipped and assured reading when Wharton discusses conveyance, history and other mundane matters, and an unhurried, even dreamy, reading of Wharton's sensuous and evocative descriptions. Those who have visited or lived in Morocco will feel immediately transported to familiar sites during these descriptive passages. The listening experience is made the more interesting because Wharton's account was written during one month of travel in the final year of WW I and first published eight decades ago. More recent travelers, who will discover much that is familiar here, are likely to enjoy the description more than the recitation of history. T.B. (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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