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From the Russian Steppes, via the Yemen, to Naples, Paraguay and beyond, Norman Lewis has yet to find a place not worth visiting.
Whether describing dancing executioners, burial rites in Western Mexico, or the eponymous voyage by dhow, Lewis`s writing brings the world, in all its complexity, vividly to life. His words combine the poetic with the more prosaic, blending first-hand experience with snatches of conversation, and enriching colourful description with historical information. Moreover, Lewis is never afraid to tackle the controversial issues other -- lesser -- writers might shy away from: politics, economics, the problems of tourism. In his hands (and words), the world is at once rendered small enough that we can gain insights into lives, people and places that we could previously only have imagined, and at the same time, made much, much larger.
Graham Greene thought him `one of our best writers, not of any particular decade but of our century` -- VOYAGE BY DHOW proves Norman Lewis to be one of the best writers of this century -- and, indeed, this millennium -- too.
`The travel-writer`s travel-writer` Conde Nast Traveller
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A new collection of essays and journalism by ?the doyen of English travel writing.? ?Jonathan Keates
In over sixty years of travelling, Norman Lewis has yet to find a place that isn?t worth visiting, or to make a journey that isn?t worth reporting. From pre-war Aden to the jungles of South America, this collection takes us through a career of unparalleled distinction: groundbreaking articles on the indigenous peoples of the Americas; his love affair with Naples; and two previously unpublished pieces ? a trip to the Russian Steppes and a voyage to Yemen.
The author of more than thirteen novels and thirteen works of non-fiction, Norman Lewis died earlier this year.
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Book Description Pan MacMillan, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0330412094