Results 1 – 12 of 32 Migrations, myth and magic from the Gilbert Islands: early writings of Sir Arthur Grimble;. by Grimble, Arthur Francis Grimble, Rosemary. Sir Arthur Grimble: Oceanic literature: The role of the author: Return to the Islands (), Sir Arthur Grimble vividly relates how oral poems were composed in. Arthur Grimble (–). Writer. + Add or change photo on IMDbPro». Contribute to IMDb. Add a bio, trivia, and more. Update information for Arthur Grimble.
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gtimble His sympathy and understanding of the Gilbert’s culture and myths shows the best of the colonial administration. Well written book about how life was supposed to be on the British Overseas Territories back in the days. It wasn’t quite as fresh as his first book on his life abroad, but it still filled my appetite for seafaring and propelled me into an age and place in the Pacific that I could not have reached otherwise. Dec 08, Ariel-lionel -avramlabehalevi rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Sep 14, Tim Newey rated it did not like it.
Science, technology, and development by Arthur Grimble Book 1 edition published in in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide. Aug 04, Daniel Foster rated it it was amazing. Jan 17, Laura rated it did not like it.
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But largely this is the story of his years there, as arbiter, interpreter and medical aid, and it affords an active narrative of personal history and anthropological observation.
There is a second book called return to the islands. At the Artjur Edge. Be the first to ask a question about Return To The Islands. Christopher Morgan marked it as to-read May 22, But unlike the stereotype of a pukka sahib, the aloof colonial officer, Arthur Grimble developed a love of the islands and their people.
For a longer review in Italian, pl This is a great book, funny and very well written, by a British civil servant who lived in the Gilbert Islands now Kiribati for nineteen years, from to Grimble was very interested in Gilbertese mythology and looks upon their religious beliefs with interest.
I did not see them again for seven years.
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He told of his family’s experiences with charm never sparing the errors he made living in a culture so different from the one he grew up in. There was a problem adding your email address. Arthur Grimble worked as a British colonial officer in what were then known as the Gilbert Islands for about 20 years, the first six — of which are Some of you will be wondering how I could choose a memoir by an actual colonial officer as my world challenge book for Kiribati.
He started his tenure as a young man with a new wife in and remained arthut the islands untilalthough this book only relates his tale up to How to write a great review.
The lack of narrative flow sometimes makes the book less motivating than it might otherwise be. See if you have enough points for this item.
I became interested in the islands from my mother who was born there and spent some time there as a teenager. In a film Pacific Destiny was based on his experiences.
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Victoria marked it as to-read Sep 14, This is the book where he found that interesting little snippet of information. Fantastic book, one of my all time favourites.
Mightier Than the Sword. But the Gilbertese know him as a friend and support him faithfully and with affection, though sometimes not without merriment when he shows himself ignorant of the finer points of their code of behaviour. Anyone with an interest in people. Owen grrimble it really liked it Sep 30,