Golden Earth: Travels in Burma
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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Review: Golden Earth: Travels in BurmaUser 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