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Riassunto: Nepali Aam is a delightful photo-journey into the life of a woman remarkable for her strength, humor and deep-rooted wisdom. Her given name was Vishnu Maya Gurung, but her relatives and villagers call her Aama (mother). She speaks with a salty candor about her everyday world - farming, brewing herbs to fend off unfriendly spirits and trekking for weeks on pilgrimage to 12,000 feet in the Himalayas. Includes several beautiful photographs.
From the Publisher: An enchanting portrait of an inimitable Himalayan woman in her seventies whose life and wisdom illustrate the strength and resilience of the human spirit. In 1973 Broughton Coburn lived and taught school in a subsistence farming village on the edge of Nepal's Himalayan mountains. It was there that he met and developed a unique friendship with a septuagenarian native widow named Vishnu Maya Gurung, fondly known to her relatives and locals as Aama (mother). When Coburn moved into the hay loft above her water buffalo shed, Aama became his landlady, but she also treated him like the son she never had. Having lost his own mother shortly before he met Aama, Coburn took an instant liking to the sprightly Nepalese woman. Already a success in two previous small press editions, Nepali Aama is Coburn's enchanting account of his experiences living, working, and traveling with Aama, illustrated with his own photos and Aama's candid, sometimes salty, often hilarious observations on everyday life in the rural third world. By combining Aama's deep-rooted wisdom with his striking black-and-white photographs, Coburn places the reader in a setting that few have ever experienced. He also offers rare insight into a culture alive with humor, folklore, and religion.
"Aama and her people were poor and uneducated, but they seemed to possess an uncanny strength grounded in tradition, family, community, and self-sufficiency," he writes. "The values and philosophy that I have learned from Aama, her relatives, and the villagers are life lessons that are valuable in my own country, or wherever I go."
"Candid...humorous observations on every aspect of living."--The Los Angeles Times
Titolo: Nepali Aama: Portrait of a Nepalese Hill ...
Casa editrice: Ross-Erikson
Data di pubblicazione: 1982
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0915520451I3N10
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson, 1982. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP94643072
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson, 1982. Condizione libro: Fair. 1st. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP96683871
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson Publishers Inc.,U.S., 1982. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2798202696
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson, 1982. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Tall softcover. Sound & good copy, moderate shelf/reading wear. May not be available for international shipment due to weight/size. Codice libro della libreria 392171n
Descrizione libro 1982, Asia, photography, Broughton Coburn, 165 pages, very good wrappers/paperback. Codice libro della libreria 164001259
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson, Santa Barbara, CA, 1982. Paperback. Near fine. Light edgewear; 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 177505
Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson, 1982. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0915520451
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Descrizione libro Ross-Erikson. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. 0915520451 Softcover. First edition stated.Gently used with modest show of wear. Free of any markings and no writing. Codice libro della libreria SKU02761