Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi



❮Reading❯ ➷ Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi Author Jean-Christophe Rufin – E17streets4all.co.uk Jean Chistophe Rufin a suivi pied, sur plus de km, le Chemin du Nord jusqu Saint Jacques de Compostelle Beaucoup moins fr quent que la voie habituelle des p lerins, cet itin raire longe les c tes bas Jean Chistophe Rufin a suivi : Compostelle PDF/EPUB å pied, sur plus dekm, le Chemin du Nord jusqu Saint Jacques de Compostelle Beaucoup moins fr quent que la voie habituelle des p lerins, cet itin raire longe les c tes basque et cantabrique puis traverse les montagnes sauvages des Asturies et de Galice Chaque fois que l on m a pos la question Pourquoi tes vous all Santiago , j ai t bien en peine de r pondre Comment expliquer ceux qui ne l ont pas v cu que le Chemin a pour effet sinon pour vertu de faire oublier les raisons Immortelle randonnée PDF \ qui ont amen s y engager On est parti, voila tout Galerie de portraits savoureux, divertissement philosophique sur le ton de Diderot, exercice d autod rision plein d humour et d merveillement, Immortelle randonn e se classe parmi les grands r cits de voyage litt raires On y retrouvera l l gance du style de l auteur du Grand Coeur et l acuit de regard d un homme engag , port par le go t des autres et de l ailleurs.Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi

Jean Christophe Rufin is a : Compostelle PDF/EPUB å French doctor and novelist He is the president of Action Against Hunger and one of the founders of M decins Sans Fronti res Doctors without borders He was Ambassador of France in Senegal from to June Rufin was born in Bourges, Cher in An only child, he was raised by his grandparents, because his father had left the family and his mother worked in Paris His grandfather, a doctor and member of the French Resistance during World War II, had been imprisoned for two years at Buchenwald In , after Immortelle randonnée PDF \ medical school, Rufin went to Tunisia as a volunteer doctor He led his first humanitarian mission in Eritrea,where he met Azeb, who became his second wife A graduate of the Institut d tudes politiques de Paris Political Sciences in , he became advisor to the Secretary of State for Human Rights and published his first book, Le Pi ge humanitaire The Humanitarian Trap , an essay on the political stakes of humanitarian action As a doctor, he has led numerous missions in eastern Africa and Latin America He is former vice president of M decins Sans Fronti res and randonnée : Compostelle Kindle Ð former president of the non governmental organization Action Against Hunger.

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  • Paperback
  • 258 pages
  • Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi
  • Jean-Christophe Rufin
  • French
  • 08 August 2019
  • 2352210615

10 thoughts on “Immortelle randonnée : Compostelle malgré moi

  1. says:

    The author walked the Camino del Norte crossing into the Camino Primitivo which goes through the Basque country before following the coast and then curling inland to Compostella The book is a record of his impressions particularly of his changing state of mind as he walked through the 800 Km plus of the journey He can t really explain his motivations for doing so, but he tells us that among pilgrims asking that question is not polite, so we are duly warned He was not absolutely set on the p The author walked the Camino del Norte crossing into the Camino Primitivo which goes through the Basque country before following the coast and then curling inland to Compostella The book is a record of his impressions particularly of his changing state of mind as he walked through the 800 Km plus of the journey He can t really explain his motivations for doing so, but he tells us that among pilgrims asking that question is not polite, so we are duly warned He was not absolutely set on the pilgrimage to Santiago, he was tempted also by a long distance trail through alongside the Pyrenees, in the end he feels the pilgrimage chose him, which either makes sense to you, or it doesn t.It made sense to me, so for me this was a very good, if not a great book, but then I did read The Songlines at an impressionable age, also I was born and raised in the polluted air of South London so my opinion on books is probably affected by damage to the growing brain in my early years.Anyway his state of mind is the principal concern, first his concerns are physical and attuned to the world pain due to inappropriate footwear , the sudden end of constipation when in a municipal garden with no designated facilities in sight Despite this he finds walking through the Basque country beautiful, the pilgrimage is a form of marathon he thinks, the struggle is just to continue then he reaches Cantabria, and with apologises to all Cantabrians he does not like it there are long stretches walking alongside industrial buildings, hillsides covered in housing developments abandoned on completion due to the financial crisis, on the plus side navigation is easy since the sea remains on his right hand side in Cantabria he enters a religious phase, stopping to attend church services in churches and monasteries only one of which is very peculiar , then he takes a turning on to the Camino Primativo the route taken by his gracious majesty Afonso II in the eighth century to visit the newly discovered remains of St.James at Compostella The walking agrees with him and in time time he enters into his final phase emptiness, as he puts it, he expected nothing from his pilgrimage and nothing is what he found Compostella itself he finds anti climatic a scene of Catholic kitsch, a city built around the pilgrimage to the shrine but with out the footsore pilgrims taken into account it is not pedestrian friendly irony intended.Rufin will have nothing to do with the Camino Frances a pilgrim motorway, he thinks, obliging me to recall Ralph Glauber on the popularity of pilgrimage around the year 1000 view spoiler t this same time so innumerable a multitude began to to flock from all parts of the world to the sepulchre of our Saviour at Jerusalem, as no man could before have expected for the lower orders of people led the way, after whom came those of middle rank, and then all the greatest kings and counts and bishops lastly a thing which had never come, to pass before , many noble ladies and poorer women journeyed thither For many purposed and desired to die before they should see their homes again hide spoiler and worse there is an unseemly rush everyday since there are fewer beds than pilgrims along that route due to its popularity, this bothers him to a peculiar extent considering that he made the journey carrying a tent and a camping stove with him free camping is not very legal in Spain he says, but unenforced Still, from this dislike of the Camino Frances we see he is not strictly honest with himself in believing that he was looking for nothing, his nothing had to have certain qualities not too many other pilgrims, fine landscapes, adequate facilities Much amusement from his consideration of backpack minimalism and the people that he meets along the way sometimes repeatedly but he does admit to taking short cuts which generally aren t

  2. says:

    Anything written about this well known pilgrimage to Santiago attracts me to read I was first drawn to this pilgrimage when I watched a movie The Way produced by the son of Martin Sheen and starring his father Martin among other well known actors Since then I have been drawn to every documentary and book that tells from a personal point of view of this fascinating pilgrimage which draws so many diverse people from so many diverse reasons as to why they made the pilgrimage A fascinating topi Anything written about this well known pilgrimage to Santiago attracts me to read I was first drawn to this pilgrimage when I watched a movie The Way produced by the son of Martin Sheen and starring his father Martin among other well known actors Since then I have been drawn to every documentary and book that tells from a personal point of view of this fascinating pilgrimage which draws so many diverse people from so many diverse reasons as to why they made the pilgrimage A fascinating topic for me I only wish I had the youth and strength to tackle it myself

  3. says:

    I have a dream that one day I want to walk the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella and Francigena to Rome, both over 800 kilometers long My wife already has told me she is not coming along on either walk which is nice but I never wanted to have any companion for either of those long walks, I would like to do it on my own which perhaps fits me best for the person I am.The writer Rufin does tell about his experience of walking the Northern route, his thought and experiences during this long wal I have a dream that one day I want to walk the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella and Francigena to Rome, both over 800 kilometers long My wife already has told me she is not coming along on either walk which is nice but I never wanted to have any companion for either of those long walks, I would like to do it on my own which perhaps fits me best for the person I am.The writer Rufin does tell about his experience of walking the Northern route, his thought and experiences during this long walk It is not a day to day story but an helicopter view on his experiences which are something pretty personal and on other times feel a bit cautious in him not showing his real insight in some of his observations But overal it was an easy book to read and an interesting insight into the soul of such an undertaking This book made me yearn for the moment I get to undertake this pilgrimage long walk I did enjoy the book a lot so thank you Mr Rufin

  4. says:

    A great read, despite the sometimes difficult French at least for this reader Jean Christophe Rufin is a medical doctor, one of the founders of Medecins Sans Frontieres, a Goncourt Prize winning novelist, and since 2008 a member of the Acad mie Francaise This is an account of his pilgrimmage from Hendaye, near the France Spain border, to Compostelle, a walk in which he follows the footsteps of countless pilgrims since the early Middle Age His account is both extremely humorous and also phil A great read, despite the sometimes difficult French at least for this reader Jean Christophe Rufin is a medical doctor, one of the founders of Medecins Sans Frontieres, a Goncourt Prize winning novelist, and since 2008 a member of the Acad mie Francaise This is an account of his pilgrimmage from Hendaye, near the France Spain border, to Compostelle, a walk in which he follows the footsteps of countless pilgrims since the early Middle Age His account is both extremely humorous and also philosophically insightful as he ruminates about what it is he is feeling as he walks through suburbs, along the sea, through fields and mountains, following highways and sometimes freeways for eight hundred or so kilometers All this to arrive at the sacred place where the bones of Saint Jacques were supposedly discovered and enshrined long, long before Of course, that sacred place, Compostelle, like so many other sacred places I think of the Mont Saint Michel that I love so much , is now so overrun with tourists and Catholic Kitsch, as Rufin appropriately calls it, that his destination does not return him to the Middle Ages at all but to the twenty first century with all its urban sprawl and bad taste And, of course, there are the other pilgrims encountered along the way eccentrics, young people looking for sexual connections, devoted Catholics, and just odd adventurers, all described in ways that keep the reader smiling I confess to having dreamed myself of undertaking the long walk to Compostelle, at least since encountering pilgrims in the Pyrenees not far from Saint Jean de Luz where I occasionally vacation But, arthritic knees will never allow me to pursue that adventure, so Jean Christophe Rufin s account is probably as close as I can get to experiencing the real thing

  5. says:

    With every book I read about the Camino, the urge to go gets stronger and stronger.

  6. says:

    Although I am a great fan of Rufin, in the sense that I ve read every book of fiction he s ever published, I was rather disappointed by this sober and level headed account of his pilgrimage to Santiago I can t quite put my finger on why This is a straightforward narrative of his journey, full of humorous observations about the changes within himself as well as the scenery and interesting characters he meets along the way I have no bone to pick about anything with this book, but I didn t find Although I am a great fan of Rufin, in the sense that I ve read every book of fiction he s ever published, I was rather disappointed by this sober and level headed account of his pilgrimage to Santiago I can t quite put my finger on why This is a straightforward narrative of his journey, full of humorous observations about the changes within himself as well as the scenery and interesting characters he meets along the way I have no bone to pick about anything with this book, but I didn t find it terribly deep or even informative One useful thing he highlights is that a lot of the time, you have to walk through industrial zones and along motorways Maybe my reaction is due to the fact that I d been toying with the idea of undertaking this pilgrimage, and after reading this book I ve pretty much dropped the idea

  7. says:

    The book had potential.I was hoping for a soul searching pilgrim.After 50% the writing deflated like a cheese souffl.The descriptions became repetitive enter city, barking dogs welcome the walker, industrial parks are the first glimpse on the horizon,louche B B s, noisy dormitories in hostels and greasy spoon caf s with waiter waitresses displaying a Je m en fiche attitude.No, this was a disappointment The book had potential.I was hoping for a soul searching pilgrim.After 50% the writing deflated like a cheese souffl.The descriptions became repetitive enter city, barking dogs welcome the walker, industrial parks are the first glimpse on the horizon,louche BB s, noisy dormitories in hostels and greasy spoon caf s with waiter waitresses displaying a Je m en fiche attitude.No, this was a disappointment

  8. says:

    I was recommended this book by a fellow pilgrim when walking the camino in May 2016 It was a great reflection on the camino and the pilgrimage, but I would be wary of letting those who have not walked the camino to read this His descriptions may color someone else s first experience For a seasoned pilgrim, there is always time to reminisce about the time walking, so it was lovely to take time and reflect on his experience and my own.

  9. says:

    An entirely personal account of the author s journey along the Way to Santiago de Compostela along the Northern route Most accounts of the pilgrimage describe thepopular Route Frances, this account is refreshing in its description of the Route less travelled.

  10. says:

    A witty and thoughtful account of the Camino which I will be doing in the Autumn Great to read the different experiences people had.

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