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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From Addis Ababa, Thesiger flew back to Cairo, and from there to London, where
he spent two months' leave with his mother at her flat in Tite Street. En route for
London, he had narrowly missed sharing the fate of his brother Dermot: 'I had a ...
5 Thesiger began to write Arabian Sands in London during November and
December 1956. He admitted that he found this very difficult. 'I knew I couldn't
begin to write a book, living here in the flat with my mother and Miss Emtage. I
thought of ...
... 414, 437, 447 Royal Hospital, Chelsea: 326, 460 Royal Scottish Geographical
Society: 414 Royal Society of Literature: 442 Royal Zoological Society of London:
18, 173 Ruallah (tribe): 231, 236 Rub' al Khali (Empty Quarter): 262-6, 269-75, ...
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