Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer
HarperPress, 2006 - 528 sivua
Wilfred Thesiger, the last of the great gentlemen explorer-adventurers, became a legend in his own lifetime. This authorised biography by a longstanding friend and associate delves into his little-known character and motivations, as well as recounting the details of his extraordinary life.While Wilfred Thesiger's own classic writings (including The Marsh Arabs, Arabian Sands, Desert, Marsh and Mountain, The Life of My Choice and My Kenya Days) comprehensively cover his classic journeys amongst the Marsh Arabs in southern Iraq, across the Empty Quarter in Arabia, they fail conspicuously to shed light on his character and motives, which have remained an enigma.Maitland's biography had Thesiger's support before he died in 2003, and has been written with full access, granted to no one else, to the rich Thesiger archive - vivid, intimate family correspondence, and his own letters, diaries and notebooks which are far more confiding than his scrupulously edited published accounts. Maitland investigates in depth Thesiger's parents and family influences; his wartime experiences and the ethos of conflict; his philosophy as a hunter and conservationist; his development as a writer and photographer; his close friendships with the Arabs and Africans amongst whom he lived; and his sexuality. In all, this major biography of a great and unusual man will take its place on the shelf of outstanding lives of the great explorers.
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E.M. Lang to KMT: dated 4 June 1920 23. TLMC: 63 24. ibid. seven: Eton: Lasting
Respect and Veneration 1. TLMC: 69 2. WT verbatim: 9 February 1995 3. 4. 5. 6.
7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 472 NOTES TO PAGES 47-63. 12. ibid. 25. WT verbatim: 27 ...
321 161. C.H. Inge to WT: 4 December 1948 162. AS (reprint 2000): 321 163.
T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom, 1935: 660 164. ibid.: 31-2 nineteen:
Marsh and Mountain 1. WT to KMA: letter dated 26 June 1949 2. ATM: 1 3. ibid.: 2
WT verbatim: June 1964 107. Gavin Maxwell to WT: letter dated 1 December
1954 (tipped into WT's copy of Harpoon at a Venture) (private collection) 108.
Maxwell, 1960: 10 109. ibid.: 26, 91, 206 1 10. WT South Iraq diary 1955: entries
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