World, the World

World, the World

by Norman Lewis
     
 

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Memoirs of a Legendary Traveler: I recently made a pilgrimage to the English village of Finchingfield to call on Norman Lewis, who; has long seemed to me to be the finest travel writer of our times, and who, at eighty-seven, shows no sign of giving up that line of work. His last two books, A Goddess in the Stones and An Empire of the East, both written in his eighties

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Memoirs of a Legendary Traveler: I recently made a pilgrimage to the English village of Finchingfield to call on Norman Lewis, who; has long seemed to me to be the finest travel writer of our times, and who, at eighty-seven, shows no sign of giving up that line of work. His last two books, A Goddess in the Stones and An Empire of the East, both written in his eighties, took him to regions of India and Indonesia so hostile that only a man driven by an unusual set of impulses would have gone there, and when I asked him where his thoughts were turning next he said, 'I've always thought Central Asia would be extremely interesting.'

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A travel writer and novelist reflects on fifty years of travel to remote parts of the world, and reminisces about celebrated fellow travelers including Ernest Hemingway and Ian Fleming, and about wartime duty in North Africa and Italy. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786214501
Publisher:
Macmillan Library Reference
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Senior Lifestyles Series
Edition description:
LARGEPRINT
Pages:
511
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.79(h) x 1.13(d)

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