A Time of Gifts: On Foot to Constantinople: From the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube (New York Review Books Classics)
By Patrick Leigh Fermor
On the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor trigger from the center of London on an epic journey—to stroll to Constantinople. A Time of Gifts is the wealthy account of his adventures so far as Hungary, and then Between the Woods and the Water keeps the tale to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor’s publication explores a amazing second in time. Hitler has simply come to energy yet conflict continues to be forward, as he walks via a Europe quickly to be endlessly changed—through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, during the baroque is still of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and right down to the Danube.
right away a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a trip, and a stunning exposition of the English language, A Time of Gifts can be a portrait of a continent already displaying ominous symptoms of the holocaust to come back.