"Mountains Beyond Mountains" Book Review by djl5485

"Mountains Beyond Mountains"
A book report on Tracey Kidder's "Mountain Beyond Mountain", focusing on conditions in developing countries.
# 91532 | 1,913 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Jan 30, 2007 in English (Analysis) , Sociology (General)


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Description:

This paper reviews Tracey Kidder's novel, "Mountains Beyond Mountains". The paper discusses questions posed in the book and in so doing, analyzes Kidder's views, as presented in the book. The essay draws heavily upon the Kidder work itself. It discusses, in detail, underlying conditions in developing countries and in Haiti in particular.

From the Paper:

"Much like a radio wave, life is a series of repeating peaks and troughs, a succession of failure and success. Tracey Kidder's, Mountains Beyond Mountains is an appropriate adaptation of the Haitian proverb, "-beyond mountains there are mountains." Much like the radio wave metaphor, this proverb elicits a multitude of interpretations, including, as Kidder explains in an interview, "sometimes it's used to express the idea that opportunities are inexhaustible, and sometimes as a way of saying that when you surmount one great obstacle you merely gain a clear view of the next one." In the context of the culture it comes from, this proverb is an important aspect of why Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to insurmountable challenges, only to affect change and lives, no matter what the magnitude."

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