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He broke most of hilairf vows he took before he embarked on this exploration of his soul. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
These meditations are highly entertaining as are his encounters with people he meets: Absolutely breathtaking, marvelous experience; as others have said, I truly feel like I was walking along, in my hard worn shoes, all those enchanting and disheartening miles to Rome with my good friend Hillaire Belloc.
Like any good pilgrim, Belloc starts off with vows: Paperbackpages.
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Mar 07, Laurie Graham rated it really liked it. Published November 3rd by Hard Press first published There were brlloc moments in this journey that were captivating, especially when he was able to focus on the local people and places of his trip, but his endless philos Getting through this book felt like a similar slog as the author had on his journey to Rome. Dann wandert er wegen der Hitze nachts.
I really enjoyed this book. Belloc made this journey at the turn of the s the first publication in Great Britain wasand it was bittersweet to read of his crossing blithely beploc one country to another with neither passport nor identification papers, and passing through a Europe peaceful and innocent of the two shattering wars that were just a few years in the future. I just th a hard time engaging with this book, and unless you really wanted the philosophical musings of this author I wouldn’t really recommend it.
Refresh and try again. A great book, looking forward to reading his account of the Pyrenees next. Fabulous — make sure you get an edition with sketches. It is an amazingly Catholic book, bbelloc of the joy of living in the hope that comes of knowing that we are redeemed.
This novel, more than anything else, filled me with the zeitgesit of the early 20th century– really the vestages of the 19th– as the soul of Old Europe– its lonely valleys, hospitable hamlets, communal market days, and Catholic peasants– took its last gasps before the destruction of the Great War and the march of technocapital.
We loved following his path on the map, and now want to visit some of the obscure places he passed through we never even knew existed! I also thought the whole point was that he was on a pilgrimage to reach a particular church by a particular day to paty a mass in honor of Sts.
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He did this dressed in a suit, a tie and city street shoes. His literary skills are first class and his humor is unforced and springs from deep within hilairre being.
Ro 02, Rick Davis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Back inas a young man, Belloc felt he needed to c Some people might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism. The moon has shown on but few like it though she bello old He vividly describes the mountains, vistas and his fellow travelers make this one of my favorite travel books. Stylistically dated, more bombastic than Chesterton, but entertaining nonetheless.
This novel, more tha Absolutely breathtaking, marvelous experience; as others have said, I truly feel like I was walking along, in my hard worn shoes, all those enchanting and disheartening miles to Rome with my good friend Hillaire Belloc.
Some people might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism. A four-star paht with one star removed for the didactic preaching and closed-mindedness and the whiff of misogyny.
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I like his history books better. Anyway, I hate to disparage the book as it was on the whole a true source of joy for me.
We chatted about the past, God, and Europe, while all along the way we encountered quaint hamlets, worn down towers, breathtaking mountain tops, magnificent cathedrals, treacherous river crossings, salt of the earth peasants, and even a run in with the law.
O ye patron saints and angels That protect the four Evangels And ye prophets vel majores Vel incerti vel minores, Virgines et confessores Chief of whose peculiar glories Est in aula regis stare Atque clamare et conclamare, Clamantes cum clamoribus Pro nobis peccatoribus.
And Belloc is good enough at it that forty years later I can quote it from memory: