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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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Grimble, Arthur 1888-1956
Would anyone can assist me in getting e-copy of this book? Refresh and try again. Retrieved from ” https: I read this for my O Level English Lit exam at school. Feb 05, Andrew Smith rated arfhur it was amazing. Megan marked it as to-read Mar 26, Please review your cart. December 1, Imprint: He writes about them with interest and sympathy, telling all kinds of tales against himself and the attitudes of the colonial system.
Also, there is this little gem, following an incident in which Grimble forcibly prevents his cook from beating his wife to death with a stick: The islands and their issues have changed in myriads of ways in the century since Arthur Grimble served there.
Victoria marked it as to-read Sep 14, There is a second book called return to the islands. My grandfather was the captain of a merchant ship in the pacific. But more important is arthru life of the islanders, their customs and beliefs grimblee are fully reflected here, and as a man of Mataang, a white man, Grimble was often called grijble to set things straight.
My only criticism of the book is that I’d like to have read more about his wife Olivia and their children born on the Islands, but it won’t diminish the 5 stars i’m giving it!
Such a practice would, I think, improve the present-day please excuse the pun British Christmas no end.
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What adthur out again very clearly in this inspiring book is the charm, the humour and the childlike sincerity of the Gilbertese; the courage, modesty and humanity of the author; and their mutual trust and love. NowI suppose this book could be appropriately shelved as anthropology although it was not written with that purpose.
Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. There are chapters on cannibalism and head hunting, on astronomy and on many aspects of the lives of wrthur Gilbertese people from birth to death. Most widely held works about Arthur Grimble.
Nov 17, Carol rated it it was amazing. His adoption into the sun clan- and he was tattooed with impressive ritual- helped arhhur in his judicial work but also led to one incident in which he was the victim of a native’s attempt at sorcery. He lived there for the next twenty-five years and developed a rare passion for the language, life and arthurr of the place.
Here, quite literally, lie other worlds.
My Dad told us that ‘burping’ after a meal was considered polite in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands. He argued with dogmatic French priests, ran across a few of the classic European “island characters”, and suffered from dysentery. The funny, charming, and self-deprecating adventure story of a young man in the Pacific.
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Want to Read saving…. Dec 07, Thomas rated it liked it. Refresh and try again. Much of this involvement was part of his necessary training to become an effective District Officer and he had to pass colonial office examinations in the language, law artgur customs of the colony, but he went further than the strict requirements of the job.
SO, are any of you other appreciators of his book interested in joining me? His adventures dealing with storms, unusual food, native customs, Pacific flora an Arthur Grimble clearly cherished his years spent as a colonial official in the Gilbert and Ellis Islands. His lucid and witty style makes this book unforgettable after almost half a century! Grimble blesses the luxury of the wonderful postal mail service on Ocean Island: All the Light We Cannot See.
You submitted the following rating and review. No trivia or quizzes yet. If you want to read a story about those days, buy it and read it. Larry rated it liked it Nov 15, Grimble’s charmingly self-deprecating grimboe makes this book difficult to put down.
This Was a Man. Jan 04, Scott grimhle it grlmble was amazing. Grimble recounts through events, with rare clarity, honesty, acute observation, and humility, just how the British administered these islands.