Results 1-3 of 3
The visitor of 1933 may think himself lucky if he hears a marimba orchestra
discoursing tangos in the patio of his hotel — may think himself still luckier, I may
add, if he doesn't hear it. For the marimba is a gigantic xylophone, played with
The rattling wooden music of the marimba broke out anew. The dancers fell into
opposing lines and it was "Here we go gathering nuts in May" all over again.
There seemed no reason why such a performance should ever come to a stop.
... 248, 252 *57 Lubricants, 120 MacPhail, Dr., 36 Magic, 145, 176 Mahogany, 28
Malaria, 36 Malinowski, 49 Mallarme, 272 Marimba, 110, 159 Maudslay, 115,
124 [ Mayas, their art compared with Indian art, 39; sculpture, 191; time reckoning
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blake.rosser - LibraryThing
Disappointing, by far the worst book I´ve read of Huxley´s. It´s his travelogue of a trip he took to Guatemala and Mexico in the early 30s. His observations of the culture and people are occasionally ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Fledgist - LibraryThing
Huxley's account of his journey to Guatemala and southern Mexico via the West Indies. This is an idiosyncratic piece of travel writing by a great novelist. Worth reading, though his perspective is very much of its times (the early 1930s) and needs to be taken with care. Read full review