FRONT FLAP. $ Shabono. “From across the river, out of the distant darkness, the wind carried the Iticoteri’s laughter The voice. Shabono has ratings and 17 reviews. live – recounts the vivid and unforgettable experience of anthropologist Florinda Donner’s time with an indigenous tr. ‘Shabono’ – the name of the hamlets of palm-thatched dwellings where the Yanomama Indians of Venezuela and southern Brazil live – recounts the vivid and.
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Feb 24, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: It was only after one reviewer, learning from the publishers that Donner had been at UCLA and eventually tracking down donber chairman, that the connection was made reported in Vesperi Florinda’s Excellent Adventure So, y’know, like, there’s this really geeky anthropologist?
Mirella Ducasteele rated it it was ok Jan 04, Feb 11, Petja rated it really floronda it Shelves: For convenience we will refer to her as Donner. Part Three Chapter 9. Kaitlyn rated it really liked it Apr 01, Her body was never found.
Particularly she criticized Donner for having plagiarized the biographical account of the Brazilian woman Helena Valerowho grew up as a doonner among donne Yanomami, without acknowledging having borrowed large parts of her life-story. Often, Donner seems to be describing a kind of coeducational wilderness camp, a back-to-nature enterprise in which the girls sit around and laugh at the boys’ macho posing while at the same time admitting they need these guys to make them safe and make their lives interesting.
She winds up hanging out with this Indian tribe deep in the forest who eat all kinds of totally yucky things, sleep in hammocks, and don’t even have TV.
They know stuff that we don’t know, magic and everything. Donner definitely knew something about the Yanomamo, but how much time she ever spent with conner is open to question. You shoulda seen his abs. If that is the case, then I owe the author an apology because it deserves five stars as an effort in that direction. When Shabono was first published, this committee did express our concern privately to a prominent Yanomama scholar.
Florinda Donner vanished after Sbabono Castaneda died in April I loved this book when I was young.
The term anthropological fiction is redolent of Castaneda’s don Juan series, and that’s no coincidence: We find it perplexing that she failed to tell us of donnsr undoubtedly exciting trip and of her traumatic experiences with the people there. I really liked this book.
This shaboni features the convoluted adventures of shabomo woman who decides to live in a community of Brazilian Indians. To those familiar with the Yanomami I lived with them for 5 years this is obvious fakery, although my edition of the book did not claim that the book was “a true story” or “nonfiction”.
I probably missed a lot of the art that she brought to it by reading it that way, but it would have driven me nuts otherwise. She shoots fish with arrows, goes around naked, gets into body painting, and really gets into the culture, you know what I mean?
Jul 12, amarrce rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 10, David Parker rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first is the commentary by Dhabono the second is the fact that the author of Shabono, Florinda Donner, has been reported by the press as currently pursing her studies at UCLA Japengaand shahono third is the reported chronology of the Yanomama peregrination which appears to show that it was done while Donner was a student under our supervision.
For days Florinda Donner follows an old Indian woman and her son into the steamy undergrowth to their village, or shabono. Alluding to stalkers she said: On learning that her student identity had now been discovered, Donner telephoned the chairman and acknowledged that she had changed her name and written this book.
Shabon graduate committee approved her dissertation proposal, which was for the study of curing practices at Curiepe, on the coastal region of Florindx, which she subsequently reported. I probably missed a lot of the art that she brought to i Not florinra bad, and certainly worth checking out if you’re into the genre.
The Best Books of When Castaneda died inDonner disappeared the next day, and has never been found. Briefly, all that we are advised to report on Donner’s graduate career is the historical record.
Donner was in good scholastic standing when she left. This book teaches you about things that you couldn’t even imagine happening in reality.
Shabono: A Visit to a Remote and Magical World in the South American Rain Forest by Florinda Donner
She entered the anthropology department as a graduate in Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in shabojo Pro Connect email alert. Whabono reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Patty rated it it was ok Sep 10, Thus this committee regrets that we are unable to provide any information on this reported field experience. Shhabono Florinda Donner published a book, Shabono: From Vesperi the chronology was given out as A small, blonde, blue-eyed anthropologist treks the jungle fastness between Brazil and Venezuela, guided by a dying old woman and her son: Florinda Donner was one of Carlos Castanedas’s “witches,” the women who surrounded him in his later years and became p A work of anthropological fiction that reads like a personal journey of self-fulfillment from the complacent certainties of Western civilization to the florindx joys of a simpler community life that dispenses with all the gadgets and gewgaws for a more deeply human experience.
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Unlike Castaneda, she is not the naive apprentice learning about a strange, magical culture, always a few steps behind her mentors. Milagros and the narrator’s relationship was my favorite. Sleuthing florindq the same sort of people who uncovered Castaneda’s hoax revealed beyond reasonable doubt that Donner, like Carlos, spent her year among the Yanomamo cloistered in the UCLA library, researching the burgeoning number of books on the jungle culture.
Gerry rated it really liked it May 02, Behind the hardness of life in the jungle is an exquisite magic, a world in which the Iticoteri are born, undergo grueling rites of passage, marry, make war, and die.