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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WT to KMA: letter dated 13 June 1936 133. TLMC: 239 134. WT to KMA: letter
dated 13 June 1936 135. ibid. 136. TLMC: 240 137. WT to R.B. Asdey: letter
dated 15 July 1936; Vyvyan Richards: Portrait ofT.E Lawrence, 1936: 12-13 138.
WT South Iraq diary 1956: entry dated 10 June 56. WT South Iraq diary 1952:
entry dated 9 July 57. Eric Newby: A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, 1958: 247 58.
WT South Iraq diary 1954: entry dated 2 April 59. ibid.: entry dated 3 May 60. ibid.
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, 206 110. WT South Iraq diary 1955: entries
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