Lewis: Golden Earth

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Golden Earth: Travels in Burma by Norman Lewis, originally published in 1952.

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Despite communist incursions and tribal insurrection, Norman Lewis describes a land of breath-taking natural beauty peopled by the gentle Burmese. This is a country where Buddhist beliefs spare even the rats, where the Director of Prisons quotes Chaucer, and where three-day theatrical shows are staged to celebrate a monk taking orders. Hitching lifts with the army and with travelling merchants, Lewis is treated to hospitality wherever he stops in this war-torn land, and reveals a country where "the condition of the soul replaces that of the stock markets as a topic for polite conversation."

  • Originally published in 1952
  • Paperback Edition
  • 290 pages