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A View of the World: Selected Writings

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"Collected between these covers are twenty of Norman Lewis's pieces of travel writing, spanning a period of 30 years. He brings us face to face with Castro's executioner, with a tragic Ernest Hemingway and with the unchanged lifestyle of fishermen in an unspoilt Ibiza. He describes the gentle pleasures of Belize, the ferocious blood feuds of Sardinian bandits and the unple ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by Elan Press (first published January 1st 1986)
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Paula Maguire
When look suggested this book I was really pleased as I like to rotate fact with fiction. However I didn't' realise then that most of the stories were written in the 50s and 60s and that he was primarily a travel writer. The first couple of stories were difficult to get into. I was uneasy by the post colonial superiority which I later realised was not apparent. As I got used to his style I became fascinated by the cultures and traditions in the places like Ibiza (veiled women as a result of Moor ...more
Craig Cooper
The first of Norman Lewis books that I've ever read. I can assure that after this I will be reading a lot more!

A collection of his essays and articles rather than a stand alone book. Lewis prose, especially his descriptions are simply sublime and his cheeful and unjudgemental view of a changed and in most cases vanished world makes every chapter a delight and as all good travel writing should do, makes you want to go and see and experience yourself.

His famous essay on the genocide of the Brazill
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Norman Lewis was a prolific British writer best known for his travel writing. Though not widely known, "Norman Lewis is one of the best writers, not of any particular decade, but of our century", according to Graham Greene.

Lewis served in World War II and wrote an account of his experiences during the Allied occupation of Italy, titled Naples '44. Shortly after the war he produced volumes about Bu
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