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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