A View of the World

A View of the World : Selected Journalism

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Includes the piece of journalism Norman was most proud of, an article on the devastation of Amerindian populations in Brazil, which resulted in the establishment of Survival International, which campaigns to protect tribal people and their environments. Travel writing that makes you laugh, but also brings home the world's hurt in glorious under-statement.show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 24mm | 399.17g
  • Eland Publishing Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 port.,
  • 0907871437
  • 9780907871439
  • 386,584

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When Norman Lewis died in 2003 the world didn't just lose a great writer, it lost its most important and articulate commentator also. For decades, Lewis stood at the vanguard of the travel-writing genre, with works such as 'The Honoured Society' and 'A Dragon Apparent' bringing him instant acclaim, and in the case of the latter, global recognition. In 'A View of the World', a collection of largely unsung newspaper and magazine articles, Lewis proves that even his lesser-known pieces were, and still are, of outstanding literary and cultural value. His study of the Sicilian mafia, for example, immediately invokes images of The Godfather, and 'The Bullfight Revisited', his expose of Spanish sporting barbarism, frankly puts Hemingway's 'Death in the Afternoon' to shame. This book is a worthy addition to the Lewis canon, and one which tells us as much about the man as it does his adventures. 'All I wanted from life', said Lewis, 'was to remain a perpetual spectator of changing scenes.' As readers we should be grateful that he stayed loyal to his dream. (Kirkus UK)show more

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