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Cut Stones and Crossroads

A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru (Travel Library)

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        StatementPenguin (Non-Classics)
        PublishersPenguin (Non-Classics)
        Classifications
        LC ClassificationsJune 3, 1986
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 76 p. :
        Number of Pages61
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 100140095659
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Despite the fact that this book was written over thirty years ago, is still worth reading if, like me, you are interested in traveling to Peru. His insufferable judgements and negative outlook give me the impression that I spent a week on an old-fashioned stagecoach with my only companion being a particularly bad-tempered Betty Davis who hates everything and just wants to go home.

Cut Stones and Crossroads: A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru by Ronald Wright

This was an interesting book. Details accumulate through a gradual peeling away of layers, material culture and song. 5 stars out of 5. Languages shape, and are shaped by, culture as a whole. A blending of Peru's Inca heritage and modern problems, the author explores the architecture, culture, history and world-view of the Inca with the daily realities of their descendents, the Runa Indians. They may have been suppressed by the Spanish invaders, but the spirited char Just out of university having studied archaeology, Ronald Wright had a whole world that he wanted to explore, but what piqued his interest was the history and architecture of Peru.

an academic with a snotty attitude. A blending of Peru's Inca heritage and modern problems, the author explores the architecture, culture, history and world-view of the Inca with the daily realities of their descendents, the Runa Indians. Its deep, multi-faceted picture of Peru from the days of the Inca rulers til 1986 Cut Stones and Crossroads a backdrop to understanding what's going on today in all of Latin America.

We get to share in his personal discoveries through the humour and good fellowship of the road, full of entertaining misadventures.