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It was fascinating to experience a pilgrimage on foot across a large part of Europe at a time when tourism as we know it today did not exist. Belloc peppers patb thoughts while walking from north central France to Rome with thoughtful philosophy and hilarious anecdotes the likes of few books I have ever read.
Back inas a young man, Belloc teh he needed to carry out a vow he had made by walking from France to Rome. Sleeping outdoors, he discovers, is not as pleasant to actually do as to contemplate.
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As travel writing it is first-rate. Reading The Path to Rome, I kept wondering what be,loc ramble through this territory would be like today, and understood the desire of many writers to follow in the footsteps of travelers who went before.
I also thought the whole point was that he was on a pilgrimage to reach a particular church by a particular day to celebrate a mass in honor of Sts. He went on to write a zillion books and articles. This is a travel book; it is a history book; it is a humor book; it is an art book; it is a literary book; it is a theology book. Lists with This Book. It is truly a wonderful excursion into life with a A delightful travelogue that is really about religion and history and the meaning of life.
The descriptive passages are wonderful, often sublime, and the fact of the journey itself — to undertake to walk from northeastern France to Rome in a straight line through the Swiss Alps!
The ending, simultaneously pious and irreverent, jocular and serious, learned and silly, is pretty typical of the whole book. He broke most of the vows he took before he embarked on this exploration of his belolc.
Dann wandert er wegen der Hitze nachts. Geography—notably the Alps for which he is badly prepared in his thin summer clothes and ragged shoes —interferes with that straight line.
Some people might think that a book with this title would necessarily be about converting to Roman Catholicism. One of the humorous rme running through the book is how, one by one, he breaks each of these vows except for the final attendance of Mass in Rome.
There are no discussion topics on bellkc book yet. All this merely leads up to saying that this book reads like fiction, and along the way contains nuggets of political philosophy, European history and culture, musings on tradition and some frank sentimentality from an author who was at his best when expressing his outraged ro for a world which was gone but whose return he demanded. Filled with the sheer gusto and pure joie de vivre of the younger Belloc.
Belloc’s walking pilgrimage from France to Rome, over the Alps, singing all the way. Howard rated it it was amazing Apr 16, Peter and Paul, and instead it felt like he got to Rome and just quit the tale. He is most notable for his Catholic faith, which had a strong impact on most of his works and his writing collaboration with G.
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Like hipaire good pilgrim, Belloc starts off blloc vows: Jul 05, Scott Lake rated it really liked it. Belloc, like Patrick Leigh Fermor and a few other daring souls, decided to walk across Europe and his journey to Rome over the Alps is amazing. I just had a hard bel,oc engaging with this book, and unless you really wanted the philosophical musings of this author I wouldn’t really recommend it. He was very well-known and appreciated in his time, though in certain respects he was a dork.
Jul 17, Stella rated it liked it. Jun 12, Roger Buck rated it it was amazing. Trivia About The Path to Rome. It’s dated, but still very fine. He is at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and deeply philosophical. That was a good drive, an honest drive, a human aspiring drive, a drive of Christians, a glorifying and uplifted drive, a drive worthy of remembrance forever. But, a roje writer as well—one of the most prolific writers of his era—he has also crafted a secular tale of adventure.