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by William Dalrymple,Rory MacLean

  • ISBN: 1845116224
  • Category: Reference
  • Author: William Dalrymple,Rory MacLean
  • Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
  • Other formats: lrf mbr txt azw
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tauris Parke Paperbacks; Reprint edition (September 15, 2008)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • FB2 size: 1589 kb
  • EPUB size: 1624 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 704
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Rory Maclean is more than a gifted writer. He is a man whose artistry is underpinned by a powerful moral sensibility. Maclean shows Burma to be a country of repression and fear, but also one of great individual kindness and passion. - Independent on Sunday.

Rory Maclean is more than a gifted writer. Read it. - -Fergal Keane, writer and broadcaster. This is an important book, and an essential book. - New Internationalist magazine. Maclean takes the reader to the root of the problems of the country. shows rather than tells his reader what it is like to live in Burma.

Under the Dragon book. Rory Maclean's writing takes you to Burma. His insights are invaluable to understand the lives and minds of the people. He writes with objectivity and feeling from all senses. The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for.

Published by Tauris Parke Paperbacks. Under the Dragon is a perceptive and heartbreaking portrayal of contemporary Burma, a country that is shot through with desperation and fear, but also blessed – even in the darkest places – with beauty and courage. Under the Dragon: A Journey Through Burma. Other Titles of Interest. Magic Bus: On the Hippie Trail from Istanbul to India. From the publisher: In the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of young Westerners,.

A Journey through Burma. Preface by William Dalrymple. MacLean gives an extraordinary sense of individual hopelessness and radical disorientation under a system of organised absurdity mixed with terror that is contemporary Burma. A work of great political commitment, powered above all by the author’s outrage at the injustices, brutalisation and mass violation of human rights that he witnessed in Burma. Yet for all its pain, Under the Dragon is a beautiful book. John Casey, Evening Standard. After reading Under the Dragon, one can never again see Burma’s masses as faceless hordes.

Under the Dragon : A Journey Through Burma The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years

Under the Dragon : A Journey Through Burma. Tauris Parke Paperbacks. By (author) Rory MacLean. The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years. A decade after the violent suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives and all hopes for democracy, he seized the chance to return. Rory MacLean's books, including best-sellers Stalin's Nose and Under the Dragon, have challenged and invigorated travel writing, and - according to the late John Fowles - are among works that 'marvellously explain why literature still lives'.

MacLean's first book, Stalin's Nose (1992), told the story of a journey from .

MacLean's first book, Stalin's Nose (1992), told the story of a journey from Berlin to Moscow in a Trabant and became a UK top ten best-seller, winning the Yorkshire Post's Best First Work prize. William Dalrymple called it, "the most extraordinary debut in travel writing since Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia"  .

Rory MacLean's Under the Dragon: A Journey Through Burma, published by IB Tauris, will be re-released next month as an ebook with a new introduction from William Dalrymple. He is crowd-financing a new book called Back in the USSR at Unbound and will be speaking at Burma Day at Asia House on Monday 20 May. Topics.

Under the Dragon: A Journey Through Burma by Rory MacLean. Photo: Tauris Parke Paperbacks). Thanks to a reformist regime, travel to Myanmar has skyrocketed. MacLean puts the country’s fascinating recent history into perspective, traveling from Rangoon to Mandalay and on to meet then-exiled leader Aung San Suu Kyi. His devotion to the people is beautiful as he exposes the politics that oppress them. How Women in the Far East Torture Themselves for Beauty (Video).

The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years. Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he hears stories of ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes in the world and meets Aung San Suu Kyi, perhaps the most courageous woman of our time and the embodiment of all Burma's hope. On his journey MacLean exposes the tragedy of a hundred betrayals.

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The memory of a brief visit to Burma had haunted Rory MacLean for years. A decade after the violent suppression of an unarmed national uprising, which cost thousands of lives and all hopes for democracy, he seized the chance to return. Travelling from Rangoon to Mandalay and Pagan, into the heart of the Golden Triangle, he hears stories of freedom fighters, government censors, basket weavers, farmers and lovers -- ordinary people struggling to survive under one of the most brutal and repressive regimes in the world. Under the Dragon is a perceptive and heartbreaking portrayal of contemporary Burma, a country that is shot through with desperation and fear, but also blessed – even in the darkest places -- with beauty and courage.


Reviews about Under the Dragon: A Journey through Burma (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) (7):
Morlunn
This book taught me more than I could dream it would. The writing, especially the character development, is on power with Hemingway. It is much more than a travel book, and it is a must read for anyone who hopes to understand today's Burma. Rory MacLean deserves a Nobel Prize for Literature this tom.
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This book is indisputably well written. But it taught me nothing about Burma I didn't already know and it was rather dull in much of the book. The author uses small stories about different characters to tell the story of Burma's recent history and repressive practices, but the stories just aren't that interesting in many cases. Captivating this book is not. I didn't find it to be travel literature or politically informative, and as fiction it was concise but lackluster.
Paul
from earth
Provided a more in depth view of the events that shaped the current situation in Myanmar, helped me understand the various ethnic groups and there role on its history.
Risinal
Riveting story that weaves the history of Burma through the centuries as experienced in the daily lives of many Burmese and foreigners as well. I could not put my Kindle down until the book was finished.
Mr Freeman
Part history, part travelogue, part memoir. I read this book as I traveled in Myanmar and could hardly put it down.
Ginaun
Interesting story that I read while preparing for a journey to Myanmar. The book is well-written, and taught me a lot about the history and culture of the people.
Nawenadet
Half way between a novel and a travel diary, it tells the story of the search for a special basket through different regions of Myanmar. The travel is the occasion to unravel the stories of some Myanmar women, and to tell us how they coped in spite of hardships and discrimination.
Having just returned from three weeks in Myanmar it was very interesting to read this perspective on the history of an interesting country. The people there are still very warm and inviting. They have suffered many injustices and welcome tourists!!

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