Reizen zonder John: op zoek naar Amerika

Reizen zonder John: op zoek naar Amerika Review

Mak volgt het spoor van de legendarische schrijver John Steinbeck, die in het najaar van 1960 met zijn poedel Charley een ontdekkingsreis maakte dwars door Amerika. Steinbeck beschreef zijn tocht in de klassieker "Reizen met Charley". Precies vijftig jaar later maakt Mak diezelfde reis, maar nu met de ogen van 2010. Wat is de afgelopen halve eeuw in de Amerikaanse steden en dorpen veranderd? Welke dromen joegen de Amerikanen al die eeuwen na? Wat is ervan terechtgekomen? Wat rest er nog van het Beloofde Land waartegen ooit de hele wereld opkeek? En wat bindt Amerika en Europa nog in de eenentwintigste eeuw?

Title:Reizen zonder John: op zoek naar Amerika
Edition Language:Dutch

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    Reizen zonder John: op zoek naar Amerika Reviews

  • Marietje

    Fifty years after author John Steinbeck traveled with his dog Charley through the USA, Geert Mak and his wife followed his trail. Geert Mak describes both trips, and lets the reader feast on anecdotes...

  • Eva

    ENGLISH BELOWIk kwam er niet echt in. Begonnen in een maand waarin ik eigenlijk te druk was. En vervolgens pas na een lange tussenpauze weer begonnen omdat het boek terug naar de bibliotheek moest. Da...

  • Markus

    In America – Travels with John SteinbeckBy Geert Mak born 1946This is a traveller's logbook, based on the voyage the author and his wife undertook in 2010. A pilgrimage, following Steinbeck's trip i...

  • Lippes

    It is as with any travel you do: it is so much more fun if you travel with friends and with people you like!So to me this book is much more than a literary fullfillment of a life long dream of mine wh...

  • Martin

    Inspired by John Steinbeck, Geert Mak retraces a journey into the heart and soul of America. Mak succeeds in taking the reader by the hand in a process of increased disillusionment with the American p...

  • Wilbert

    In general, I really like Geert Mak's books and style, although I sometimes differ with his interpretation of the facts and his leftist agenda. But I didn't like this book. The idea behind it is good,...

  • Paul Smits

    Whether you are interested in literature, political science, or history, this book provides a well-written account of how the United States came to its current state of being. Through anecdotes and hi...

  • Nadia Zeemeeuw

    All about this book came as surprise for me. I found it in a bookshop in Dutch city Haarlem when I was rereading Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley”. I thought it would be a pleasant addition to ...

  • Bert van der Vaart

    I generally like Geert Mak (In Europa is a classic provocative history of Europe in the 20th century (depressingly uncivilized and violent), and Eeuw van mijn Vader is a deep reflection on how much th...

  • Willy

    John Steinbeck - the 'John' in the title - most likely doesn't ring a bell for many. 'The Grapes of Wrath' and 'East of Eden' probably do. With those two books - which made him famous in the 1930's to...