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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A Spool of Blue Thread. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Arthur Grimble was sent to the Gilbert and Ellice islands as a colonial administrator in the twilight of the Edwardian era. Simon Hollway rated it artuhr liked it Jan 11, A Pattern of Islands by Arthur Grimble. Views Read Edit View history. This is anthropology with its hair down. He was interested in them and grumble to find out about their way of life, so he learnt their language and talked to them, including talking to older islanders about their traditions, he fished with them, befriended them and worked with them.

Beyond the hilarious and frightening adventure stories, A Atthur of Islands is also a true testament to the life of these Pacific islanders.

Fortunately his island neighbours, a fascinating cast of fishermen, sorcerers, poets and fighters, began to trust this charming, happy and energetic young man, and shared with him their treasury of stories from the days when warfare was endemic and magic an essential part of arthu life.


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Dec 07, Thomas rated it liked it. I Let You Go. 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.

I never expected that I should be so fortunate to also find this, the second of his books. Victoria marked it as to-read Sep 14, This is entertaining reading, though a bit slower going than I expected. The review must be at least 50 characters long.

The best book on his scientific work on the Gilbertese culture has been published by Henry Evans MaudeTungaru Traditions: The migrations of a pandanus people, as traced from a preliminary study of food, food-traditions and food-rituals, in the Gilbert Islands: Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. I’m fascinated, entertained and gripped by the accounts he gives of the lives and feats of the then Gilbert Islanders and also by his own brilliant achievements, which he writes about with much modesty, but also with humour.

This biographical article about a British anthropologist is a stub. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Charming snapshots of a bygone colonial era and a newly discovered people,illuminating the rather aethur fashion that the empire was run by enthusiastic amateurs in a somewhat benign fashion. This is an end of empire story that is in serious danger of giving colonialism a good name. He wrote about the islands and their people in an entertaining and self-deprecating way.

A great non-US Pacific read. Ben rated it really liked it Jun 02, Once begun I could not put it down. Although he wrote the book inhis family had gone there in and left in grimbls His lucid and witty style makes this book unforgettable after almost half a century!


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This Republic of Kiribati -related article is a stub. Thanks to his open mind he writes of their behavior as diplomatic and reasonable. No trivia or quizzes yet. Wrthur Edge of Lost.

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 and customs of the colony, but he went further than the strict requirements of the job. Sep 14, Tim Newey rated it did not like it. Fascinating true tales from the Gilbert Islands during the ‘s, definitely worth a read. Afthur Street marked it as to-read Sep 05, Megan marked it as to-read Mar 26, Fantastic book, one of my all time favourites.

A Pattern Of Islands by Arthur Grimble

His misdemeanors as a young officer are no funnier than the means with which he carried out some of his orders.

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Go Set a Watchman. Octopus hunts, tiger sharks, lend a note of adventure while the history and industry of this area are not altogether ignored. But that is another story. Howard rated it really liked it Oct 15,