Excellent travel writing,
This review is from: A View of the World: Selected Journalism (Paperback)
I throughly enjoyed reading this book, the essays cover a number of countries, mainly Latin American and Southern European. The writing really brings into sharp relief the different cultures and ways of doing things around the world. Sometimes these are interesting other times shocking. The essay on the genocide in Brazil was obviously one of the shocking ones, but really draws attention to the treatment of tribal people. Although it is decades since this particular essay it does have resonance with current events and helps to explain the reason why Survival International was set up (it was inspired by Lewis amongst others).
The essays on Ibiza and Naples are more cosy and easy to read, but still compelling.
I didn't know what to expect (not having read anything about the book before I got it), but was a little surprised it was mostly travel writing rather than about indiginous culture. But it was nonetheworse for it. Just know before you buy it not to expect it to all be about tribes, it is often about his experience as a traveler, or local peoples in more developed countries.