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My Life and Travels: An Anthology - Wilfred Thesiger - cover

My Life and Travels: An Anthology

Wilfred Thesiger

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Curatore: Alexander Maitland
Anno: 2003
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 320 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 198 x 129 mm
Peso: 230 gr.
  • EAN: 9780006552123
An anthology of writings and photographs celebrating the outstanding contribution of one of the country's most distinguished and enduring travel writers, and the century's greatest living explorer. At the age of twenty-three, three years after attending the coronation of Haile Selassie, Thesiger made his first expedition into the country of the murderous Danakil tribe. Since then he has traversed the Empty Quarter twice, spending five years among the Bedu, followed by several years living as no Westerner had in the strange world of the Marshmen of Iraq. Later he made many mountain journeys in the awesome ranges of the Karakorams, the Hindu Kush, Ladakh and Chitral. After these varied and often dangerous adventures among fast-disappearing cultures, Thesiger settled down to spend over twenty years living mostly among the pastoral Samburu in Northern Kenya, until 1994 when he finally returned to England permanently. These experiences have, over the years, provided rich material for writings which express a romantic but austere vision, and for exquisite photographs which capture the spirit of a bygone era. This book contains extracts from the eight books Thesiger published to great acclaim between 1959 and 1998, most notably 'Arabian Sands', 'Marsh Arabs' and 'The Life of My Choice'.
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  • Wilfred Thesiger Cover

    Wilfred Thesiger (Addis Abeba 1910) dopo gli studi a Eton e Oxford, nel 1935 entrò nel Sudan Political Service e quando scoppiò la guerra venne distaccato alla Sudan Defence Force. Dopo la guerra viaggiò nel Kurdistan, nel sud dell'Irak, in Marocco, in Africa centrale e orientale. Morì a Londra nel 2003. Tra le sue opere ricordiamo Sabbie arabe, Desert, Marsh and Mountain: The World of a Nomad, The Life of my Choice e Visions of a Nomad. Approfondisci
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