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A Dragon Apparent: Travels in Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam

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ISBN10: 090787133x
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Originally published in 1951, it is said that A Dragon Apparent inspired Graham Greene to go to Vietnam and write The Quiet American.

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New edition. A bestseller when first published and venerated by all the Saigon based war correspondents in the '70s.

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Richard Garella, October 20, 2006 (view all comments by Richard Garella)
Lewis visited Indochina back when a Westerner in Phnom Penh could end up dining with the king by happenstance. Cambodia and Laos especially are much as they were when Lewis visited; if you're familiar with those places reading A Dragon Apparent can become a game of recognition, if not, I think you'll still find it absorbing, as it's elegantly written by a master observer.
With this book Lewis made a major contribution to the conception of Southeast Asia in the West -- for better or worse. But note that Lewis writes from an earlier age of travelogue, when a European made no particular effort to hide his own perspective and writes unapologetically as an outsider. It is an honest approach, as long as you are aware of it.
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Richard Garella, October 20, 2006 (view all comments by Richard Garella)
Lewis visited Indochina back when a in Phnom Penh could end up dining with the king by happenstance. Cambodia and Laos especially are much as they were when Lewis visited; if you're familiar with those places reading A Dragon Apparent can become a game of recognition, if not, I think you'll still find it absorbing, as it's elegantly written by a master observer.
With this book Lewis made a major contribution to the conception of Southeast Asia in the West -- for better or worse. But note that Lewis writes from an earlier age of travelogue, when a European made no particular effort to hide his own perspective and writes unapologetically as an outsider. It is an honest approach, as long as you are aware of it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780907871330
Author:
Lewis, Norman
Publisher:
Eland
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asia - Southeast
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Indochina
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Series Volume:
11402
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.52x5.26x.78 in. .94 lbs.

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