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Ts Indian temples war and old age Each chapter is devoted to a particular theme Happiness simple pleasures like her father's passion for the view from his cabin in Canada; Education to be able to command happiness recognize beauty value death increase enjoyment; Beauty incongruous flighty and elusive a description of the stars the burst of flowers in a park; Death a childhood awareness of the finality of. Perseus in the Wind is a memoir than anything else my opinion It provides insight into Stark's other writings yes and so it's an interesting read by a trained observer More history than travelogue and complete with anecdotes and analysis Good stuff

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Perseus in the WindTime the meaningfulness of the end; Memory the jewelled uality of literature pleasure love an echo or a scent when aged by the passage of timeWoven throughout this beautifully crafted book are references to Stark's many travels from Asolo to Aden Iran to India For those who have loved her travel writing Perseus in the Wind illuminates the motivations behind her journeys and the woman behind the travelle. Freya Stark was mentioned in To War with WhitakerBy Hermoine Ranfurly They met during WW2

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Perseus in the Wind Download ´ 109 Á Written just after World War II Perseus in the Wind named after the constellation is perhaps the most personal and haunting of all Freya Stark's writings Putting together memories and reflections harvested from life and accident that have carried her through her travels Stark muses on the seasons the effect liWritten just after World War II Perseus in the Wind named after the constellation is perhaps the most personal and haunting of all Freya Stark's writings Putting together memories and reflections harvested from life and accident that have carried her through her travels Stark muses on the seasons the effect light has on a landscape at a particular time of day the smell of the earth after rain Muslim sain. Though it may be unessential to the imagination travel is necessary to an understanding of men Only with long experience and the opening of his wares on many a beach where his language is not spoken will the merchant come to know the worth of what he carries and what is parochial and what is universal in his choice Such delicate goods as justice love and honour courtesy and indeed all the things we care for are valid everywhere; but they are variously moulded and often differently handled and sometimes nearly unrecognizable if you meet them in a foreign land; and the art of learning fundamental common values is perhaps the greatest gain of travel to those who wish to live at ease among their fellowsPerseus in the Wind was my first foray into Stark's writing but will certainly not be my last I enjoyed every single meditation Stark included in this collection of short essays Some I enjoyed as novelties some I disagreed with some made me think some just spoke to me but all of them were beautiful in their own rightStark points our herself that she was not formally educated and that her thoughts are merely that her own take but when she writes it feels like she's used her observations of humanity to pin point some very essential truthsAnd yes I loved the writing too