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Gavin Maxwell (1) (1914–1969)

Autor(a) de Ring of Bright Water

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Gavin Maxwell (1914-1969) was born at the House of Elrig in Wigtownshire, Scotland, and educated at Oxford. He is the author of Ring of Bright Water, the international bestseller about raising pet otters near his cottage in the Highlands. For years, he ran a shark fishery in the Hebrides. He is mostrar mais also the author of God Protect Me From My Friends, a biography of a Sicilian outlaw. He traveled extensively throughout North Africa and the Middle East. mostrar menos

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Maxwell was an artist, a photographer, a naturalist, a poet, and a writer. As it says on the back cover of my copy, "Fifty years on it remains one of the most lyrical, moving descriptions of a man's relationship with the natural world." The whole book is wonderful from start to finish, but for me, the best were his descriptions of the otters he lived with.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Do yourself a favor and read it, if you haven't already.
 
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dvoratreis | outras 23 resenhas | May 22, 2024 |
My dad loved this book and otters are the best. But why do Brits love to tame wild animals so much?
 
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RachelGMB | outras 23 resenhas | Dec 27, 2023 |
A man, who lived in the 1950s in a little, lonely house in scotland by the sea, more often than not accompanied by an otter. What's not to love about this? And of course, you do learn a lot about various kinds of animals during reading.
 
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Wolfseule23 | outras 23 resenhas | Aug 6, 2022 |
Gavin Maxwell published this true-story about wild animal friendship with humans in 1960, and it has remained influential ever since. Readers claim it made them environmentalists, not unlike the phenomenon of Born Free published the same year with similar themes. The Dutton Animal Book Award was created because of its success, which inspired other books in the same vein, such as Rascal (1963) about a boy and his racoon. But this is no children's book. The writing is remarkably well done, the choice of vocabulary, descriptions, economy of words. And it would be even better except Maxwell was something of a weak character in real life ("he was, by literally all accounts, an extremely unpleasant man"). And then the fame of the book destroyed him, the contradictions with his true self too much. Afterwards he drank and smoked heavily and was dead at 55, of lung cancer in 1969. Fittingly for a dark nature book that concerns the deaths of beloved animals. But it shouldn't distract from the power of his work, which is as good as any creative non-fiction published today, better in some ways, if you can look past who was responsible for the deaths. A minor classic.… (mais)
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