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  • Author:
    Datus Proper
  • ISBN:
    0671782266
  • ISBN13:
    978-0671782269
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (March 11, 1993)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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A look at Portugal through the eyes of two aging gentlemen discusses the country's history, its contributions to. .

A look at Portugal through the eyes of two aging gentlemen discusses the country's history, its contributions to the modern world.

Datus Proper (Proper, Datus). used books, rare books and new books. Find all books by 'Datus Proper' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Datus Proper'. ISBN 9780671782269 (978-0-671-78226-9) Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 1993.

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The Last Old Place by Datus C. Proper. Americans who give Portugal much thought at all consider it an extension of Spain-the more familiar country occupying the remaining six-sevenths of the Iberian peninsula. THE LAST OLD PLACE recounts a journey he takes through Portugal from south to north, accompanied by a staid, 77-year-old Lisbon lawyer named Adriano. It’s a journey through time as well as space, and a leisurely one at that.

Published 1992 by Simon & Schuster in New York. Social life and customs, Travel, Description and travel, Proper, Datus C. Includes bibliographical references (p. -241) and index.

Proper, Datus C. Published by Simon & Schuster, (1992). Published by Simon & Schuster (1993).

Proper combines three aspects of Portugal to create his richly evocative book: his relationship to the land through trout fishing, his relationships to old and new Portuguese friends, and his sensitive portrayal of the way the past informs modern life in Portugal. You'll smell the fresh bread, frolic with Camoes's nymphs, and feel the sun in the Algarve.

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The Last Old Place – Datus ProperSimon and Schuster, New York, 1992. This is a rare and collectible book a personal discovery of Portugal. Condition: Near Fine. DJ Condition: Near Fine. Introduction by Jan Morris. The book is tight and text is in mint condition. Appears not to have been ever read. Powered by eCRATER On Apr-27-06 at 16:47:16 PDT, seller added the following information: Use the FREE Counters 1 million sellers do - Andale!

A look at Portugal through the eyes of two aging gentlemen discusses the country's history, its contributions to the modern world, its colonies around the world, its country fare, its people, and its landscape. 15,000 first printing.

Delari
I can't believe this book is out of print! Proper combines three aspects of Portugal to create his richly evocative book: his relationship to the land through trout fishing, his relationships to old and new Portuguese friends, and his sensitive portrayal of the way the past informs modern life in Portugal. You'll smell the fresh bread, frolic with Camoes's nymphs, and feel the sun in the Algarve. A terrific book.
Nalme
First things first. I am a big fan of Portugal. I've been there three times. I have a reasonable, if sometimes rusty, command of the language. I do like fado music and innumerable Portuguese dishes. And, like the author of this very pleasant book, I admire the Portuguese people for their lack of pretension, their down-to-earth lifestyle, and their belief in hard work, family, and a bit of cynicism for the many phonies of this world. When he tries, Datus Proper can bring alive any episode from history, for example, the crucial battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. Cultural comparisons between Portugal and the USA are his forte; I really liked the way he handled them. Then too, Lisboa is one of my favorite cities in the whole world. So, with all this, how could I not like THE LAST OLD PLACE and its wry humor and insightful comments on Portugal, Portuguese history, and Portuguese people ? In fact I liked it a lot, was even sorry to reach the end and I suspect, if you give it a try, you will feel the same.

However. I don't feel like excusing Portuguese deeds overseas by saying that, well, that was long ago, and we all had different standards then. Of course, that is true, but still, Portuguese colonialism in Asia and Africa was ugly, even if it was less ugly than that of some other, nameless countries. A minor quibble, I mean, the book isn't about colonial deeds or misdeeds. The main point for most readers is the following....how interested in trout fishing are you ? Alas, I am not the slightest interested in it, so I was kind of "floundering" there, if you'll pardon me. The author travels around Portugal with a local friend-a kind of human equivalent of Steinbeck's Charley---a man we don't really get to know much about, but one who perhaps represents some old, now-vanishing Portuguese qualities, but more importantly, shares Proper's addiction to fly fishing in remote streams. So, to reach my conclusion rapidly, I would have liked a lot more of the author's clever, humorous, apt observations on Portugal and a lot less clambering around the rocks looking for the perfect trout hole.
Pipet
Liked it.
Rit
Absolutely charming. A wonderful read for anyone who knows Portugal or who plans to visit.
Moogugore
This is not a travel guide with notes on best restaurants, cheapest hotels, and favorite tourist sites. Proper wrote about a Portugal he knew and loved well, providing nice mental images of friends, customs, food, and fishing. A really nice read.
Jockahougu
This is the most affectionate writing on Portugal I've encountered in English. Pure pleasure from beginning to end. Note the incisive comparison between Spaniards and the Portuguese. I can tell you it's right on the money. There are things in this book that would escape the notice of a native, so it's a particular treat for Portuguese-Americans.
AGAD
I initially read this book because of the author's great bird hunting book, Pheasants of the Mind. I have read 100's of books and it is one of the best explorations of a place and its culture I have seen. I wish I could find others like it.