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Alexandra David-Néel (1868–1969)

Autor/a de Magic and Mystery in Tibet

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Obres de Alexandra David-Néel

Magic and Mystery in Tibet (1929) — Autor — 731 exemplars
My Journey to Lhasa (1927) 614 exemplars
Initiations and Initiates in Tibet (1930) — Autor — 150 exemplars
Mipam: A Tibetan Love Story (1935) 111 exemplars
The Power of Nothingness (1954) 61 exemplars
Tibetan Tale of Love and Magic (1979) — Autor — 57 exemplars
L'Inde où j'ai vécu (1969) — Autor — 46 exemplars
Tibetan Journey (1933) 26 exemplars
Textes tibétains inédits (1952) 17 exemplars
Grand Tibet et vaste Chine (1976) 14 exemplars
Le sortilège du mystère (1972) 14 exemplars
Tibet aan tafel (1975) — Autor — 13 exemplars
La Lampe de sagesse (1986) 10 exemplars
La connaissance transcendante (1958) 10 exemplars
Deux maitres chinois (1969) — Autor — 8 exemplars
Le vieux Tibet face à la Chine nouvelle (1953) — Autor — 5 exemplars
Correspondance avec son mari (2000) 5 exemplars
Im Land der Dämonen (1986) — Autor — 3 exemplars
Le grand art (2018) — Autor — 1 exemplars
Pela Vida (Portuguese Edition) (1997) 1 exemplars
For Life 1 exemplars
Lettres à mon mari 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Book of Fantasy (1940) — Col·laborador — 616 exemplars
Extraordinary Tales (1955) — Col·laborador — 280 exemplars
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Col·laborador — 192 exemplars
Disruptive Elements: The Extremes of French Anarchism (2014) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
David-Néel, Alexandra
Altres noms
David, Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie (birth)
Madame David-Néel
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Ganges River (ashes)
Lloc de naixement
Saint-Mandé, Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Paris, France
Lloc de defunció
Digne-les-Bains, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Llocs de residència
Paris, France
Ixelles, Belgium
Lhasa, Tibet
Digne-les-Bains, France
boarding school
Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles
Collège de France
École Pratique des Hautes Études
travel writer
opera singer
journalist (mostra-les totes 10)
Lama Yongden (adoptive son)
Néel de Saint-Sauveur, Philippe (husband)
Premis i honors
Award Monique Berlioux (1925)
Biografia breu
Alexandra David-Néel was born Louise Eugénie Alexandrine Marie David in Saint-Mandé, a suburb of Paris. Her father Louis David, a French Huguenot and freemason, was a teacher who had been active during the Revolution of 1848, and her mother Alexandrine Borgmans was a Roman Catholic from Belgium.
The couple had met in Belgium, where Louis, then the editor of a republican journal, had to go into exile when the Emperor Napoleon III seized power in 1852. She had an early encounter with the face of death as a toddler in 1871, when her father took her to Père-Lachaise Cemetery to see where the last Parisian Communards had been executed. Two years later, the family went to live in Ixelles, Belgium. She received a good education at a boarding school and was fascinated by the works of Jules Verne, imaging herself on his voyages. She began traveling on her own at age 15. In 1889, at age 21, she converted to Buddhism, and studied English in London in preparation for a career as an orientaliste (specialist in Eastern culture).
She also studied piano and singing at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and to help support her parents, worked as a singer at the Hanoi Opera House in French Indochina (Vietnam) during the seasons 1895-1896 and 1896-1897. From 1897 to 1900, she lived with pianist Jean Haustont in Paris, writing the libretto for his one-act opera Lidia.
She left to sing at opera houses in Athens and Tunis. There in 1904, she married Philippe Néel de Saint-Sauveur, a wealthy railroad engineer and distant cousin. She continued to travel on her own and eventually left her husband in 1911 when making her third trip to India. After this, she devoted her life to her traveling and Asian studies. Madame David-Néel is best known today for her stay in Lhasa, Tibet, disguised as a pilgrim, in 1924, when it was forbidden to foreigners. The following year, she returned to France and began work on her first major book, Voyage d'une Parisienne à Lhassa (My Journey to Lhasa), published in 1927. She bought a small house in Digne-les-Bains, Provence in 1928, to which she returned in 1946 from further travels in the East. She wrote more than 30 books on her journeys that took her 30,000 around the world on foot and by horse, yak, donkey, sedan chair, boat, plane, and other means of conveyance. She inspired and influenced other travelers and writers worldwide, most notably those of the Beat Generation.



For many people it may not be easy to imagine what things were like "back in the day". Especially not when it concerns more than 100 years ago, or, as in this book, in a country that was officially closed to foreigners, Tibet.
Moreover, at the time of the book (1927 and before) there was already the threat of the British and Indians, the Russians and the Chinese communists.
In this book, Alexandra talks in a sometimes matter-of-fact way about the beauty and wilderness of Tibet, Tibetan customs and superstitions, and the thrill of traveling incognito to avoid the risk of being arrested and sent back.
There are many men who traveled the world as adventurers, but it is very special that a woman like Alexandra made these journeys and left behind such personal accounts.
The fact that Tibet is still violently occupied by China makes this book still relevant.
… (més)
annus_sanctus | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | May 8, 2024 |
Lamas, magos, brujos, nigromantes y ocultistas de toda clase pueblan las elevadas mesetas de Tíbet aisladas del resto del mundo, debido tanto a la naturaleza como a la voluntad de aquellos hombres a quienes se les atribuye poderes sobrehumanos.
La famosa y valiente exploradora del Tíbet nos describe a todos estos personajes en relatos sugestivos y emocionantes.
Natt90 | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2023 |



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