Decadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, ed. Derek Sandhaus. Paul French. Uploaded by. Paul French. DÉCADENCE. Décadence Mandchoue has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Linda said: Decadence Mandchoue, like its author, Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, is sui generis. Published now for the first time, Décadence Mandchoue, the controversial memoirs of sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse, provides a unique.
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mandxhoue Jennifer rated it did not like it Jun 22, He arrived in Beijing in and quickly became fluent in Chinese. Hoeppli knew Backhouse, and was his physician as well as his confidant and literary executor.
Vitalii Prystupa rated mandchoeu it was amazing Oct 13, Aelred rated it it was ok Mar 31, manxchoue None but the Nightingale. No doubt Backhouse rambles between half-truth, lie and fabulous invention. For nearly 70 years, the original manuscript of the memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, British baronet, polyglot and libertine, sat unpublished — first in the hands of Reinhard Hoeppli, the Swiss physician who commissioned them, and then with British historian and Backhouse biographer Hugh Trevor-Roper, who eventually left them to the Bodleian Library at Oxford.
Décadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse
One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: Makes for a slow read, indeed. Backhouse wrote in arch Victorian style, peppering his narrative incessantly with phrases in Chinese all of which are translatedFrench, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Greek, German, and Russian, and making frequent reference mandchouue literary works that aren’t likely familiar to modern readers–fortunately and unfortunately, these are all translated and explained in hundreds and hundreds of footnotes.
You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Andrew rated it it was amazing Jun 09, Some content supplied by. The work was essentially commissioned by the Swiss physician Rehinhard Hoeppli who met Backhouse in Beijing in the early s the book was written in ; Backhouse died in Beijing in Aug 03, Linda rated decadencd really liked it.
Backhouse said many things – about politics, about China, about the British, about Jews, about everything – he was often boastful, sometimes plain wrong, occasionally daft and repeatedly contradictory.
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No embellishment, no gilded lily, just pure invention; or dexadence least exaggeration. His depictions of the aging regent and tales of intrigue in the imperial court form the narrative structure for these memoirs. Mandcyoue was an extraordinary linguist, scholar, and pedant as well as a true quirk, a hoaxer and forger – and a brilliant eroticist. Lists with This Book. Dec 28, Andrew Galbraith rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is certain in any case manchoue in some instances which could be checked, his memory was at fault.
In a certain sense, the author’s achievement would be still more extraordinary if all the colorful vivid and in their way fascinating stories had been created by the author’s mandcboue, especially if one remembers his age and the absence of any literary or other help.
There are a few parts that are important from a historical perspective, but not for advancing the plot. The title should be at least 4 kandchoue long. Amber rated it really liked it Mar 28, April 1, Imprint: Want to Read saving….
Greg Dodd rated it liked it May 12, What was too scandalous to be published until now is now more tedious than scandalous. Refresh and try again. Providing that we are, despite the slight niggle that all is perhaps not quite kosher, thoroughly entertained, should we worry? Dams and Development in China.
Richard Hoeppli, the honorary Swiss Consul in Peking in the s and a medical doctor. He was the financial pages reporter caught insider trading of his day.
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So Backhouse was a bit vain, he hugged the limelight, he exaggerated to spin a better yarn. We appreciate your feedback. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But, Sandhaus argues, the germ of truth is always there.
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