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A Cure for Serpents epub

by Alberto di Pirajno


A Cure for Serpents epub

ISBN: 0907871445

ISBN13: 978-0907871446

Author: Alberto di Pirajno

Category: Reference

Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides

Language: English

Publisher: Eland Books (July 21, 2006)

Pages: 272 pages

ePUB book: 1327 kb

FB2 book: 1369 kb

Rating: 4.4

Votes: 699

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Di Pirajno writes as well as Chekhov at his very best. And like Chekhov, he was a doctor with powers of observation. A Cure For Serpents" was written by an Italian doctor who spent the better part of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s in North Africa.

Di Pirajno writes as well as Chekhov at his very best. And a human being in the fullest sense of the term. He writes of his experiences in Libya, Ethiopia, Somaliland and Eritrea, and provides a glimpse into a part of the world and a way of life that seem as ancient as the earth. The author, Alberto Denti, the Duke of Pirajno, was a keen observer and a gifted writer.

A Cure for Serpents book. The Duke of Pirajno arrived in North Africa in 1924

A Cure for Serpents book. The Duke of Pirajno arrived in North Africa in 1924  . For the next eighteen years his experiences as a doctor in Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somaliland, provided him with opportunities and experiences rarely given to a European. He brings us stories of noble chieftains and celebrated courtesans, of Berber princes and Tuareg entertainers, of giant elephants, and a lioness The Duke of Pirajno arrived in North Africa in 1924.

In 1924, the irrepressibly curious Alberto Denti arrived in Libya to work in Italy’s African colonies. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. With a natural ear for a story and a passionate interest in his work, he must have been as good a doctor as he was a writer. Though equally at home in an embassy or a brothel, Denti appears to have preferred the company of Berbers and Eritreans to that of his fellow Italians.

Alberto Denti di Pirajno (7 March 1886 – 15 January 1968) was an Italian writer, medical doctor, and gastronome. He is now best known for his 1955 book, A Cure for Serpents. Alberto Denti, Duke of Pirajno, was born in La Spezia in 1886. He was educated at the University of Florence and spent almost twenty years (1924–1942) as the personal physician of the Duke of Aosta.

A Cure for Serpents: A Doctor in Africa is a 1955 travel book by Alberto Denti di Pirajno, later the Duke of Pirajno, an Italian doctor, writer and former colonial governor of Tripoli.

His patients lead him to dine in a brothel, to extract a nonexistent snake from an Arab's stomach; the gratitude of patients range in expression from a Quoafi chief's deference in the matter of his cured daughter's marriage to the receipt of a monstrous jester from an aged but vigorous prince. The doctor's household boasted the devoted Jemerie and a beautiful lioness, Neghesti, who convinced them that she was a reincarnation of the doctor's mother.

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Denti di Pirajno, Alberto. Publication Date: 1955. Bibliographic Details. Title: A CURE FOR SERPENTS, A DOCTOR IN AFRICA. Condition: VG Hardcover. From Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents (Glen Head, NY, . Books related to A Cure for Serpents.

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The autobiography of the Duke of Pirajno, who worked for eighteen years as a doctor in Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somaliland.
A few years ago, I found this wonderful book and have bought it at least a dozen times to give as gifts.
It is so beautifully written, so touching, so magical. I only wish that my father had known this book as it would have
reminded him of an interesting time in his life.
We encounter special books from time to time and they never leave us. This is on that list.
I totally agree with the first reviewer. A first-hand account of what it was like to be in northern Africa during th eearly part of this century. An Italian by birth he traveled far and wide healing people even African Kings. I read it over 10 years ago but the magic and humanity of this man and his work coupled with a keen eye for detail has stayed with me. I recommend it to anyone who has an interest in Northern Africa, the history of medicine there and a good well written story.
Di Pirajno writes as well as Chekhov at his very best. And like Chekhov, he was a doctor with powers of observation. And a human being in the fullest sense of the term. I did not want the book to end.
A very few books bear reading time and again, and this book is one. The author's humour, humanity, wisdom, and love of life stand out, along with his compassion and refusal to judge others except by their own standards.

No British colonial administrator that I know of has written such a wry and wonderful work.
The Italian author was a physician, and also administrator, in his country's colonies of N Africa. Starting in 1924 and concluding with the arrival of Montgomery in World War 2, Pirajno tells of life among the Berber and Tuareg tribesmen.

In fascinating and amusing anecdotes, he transports the reader to a world of superstitious people (the title comes from a patient, convinced that his disorders were caused by a serpent in his stomach.) He recalls tracking bandits in the desert, encounters with some spirited women, and the antics of his tame lioness, Negesti. And the local nobleman, so grateful at being cured that he loaded Pirajno with gifts, some of which caused considerable problems...

Enjoyable read that reminded me a little, in writing style, of Gerald Durrell.
"A Cure For Serpents" was written by an Italian doctor who spent the better part of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s in North Africa. He writes of his experiences in Libya, Ethiopia, Somaliland and Eritrea, and provides a glimpse into a part of the world and a way of life that seem as ancient as the earth.
The author, Alberto Denti, the Duke of Pirajno, was a keen observer and a gifted writer. His experiences are memorable and exciting; we are given a rare opportunity to see a part of the world both exotic, filled with ignorance and nobility. It is an adventure we would all like to have lived but find it far safer to read about. Perhaps the most memorable part of the book is Neghesti, the lioness who feel in love with the author.
This is a book that will occupy your shelves forever, and one you will recommend to others.