Golden Earth: Travels in Burma

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Eland, 2003 - Travel - 293 pages
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Like most travelers in Burma, Norman Lewis fell in love with the land and its people. Although much of the countryside was under the control of insurgent armies--the book was originally published in 1952--he managed, by steamboat, decrepit lorry, and dacoit-besieged train, to travel almost everywhere he wanted. This perseverance enabled him to see brilliant spectacles that are still out of our reach, and to meet all types of Burmese, from District officers to the inmates of Rangoon's jail. All the color, gaiety, and charm of the East spring to life with this master storyteller.

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User Review  - Mark Walker - Goodreads

Lewis is determined to discover the parts of Burma off the main thoroughfares. Some interesting observations on Burmese life and Buddism. He has a good eye for a surreal story and draws out a number ... Read full review

Review: Golden Earth: Travels in Burma

User Review  - Dave Reid - Goodreads

An enjoyable read, written long before the country began to suffer under the military rule. While this is my first venture into the writings of Lewis, he has a more detatched style of observation than ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Map
10
Rangoon
11
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Norman Lewis, who died last year, was England's greatest travel writer of the last century. He wrote a dozen travel books, including such masterpieces as Naples 44, The Honoured Society and A Dragon Apparent, and thirteen novels.

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