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Freya Stark
Birth date: January 31, 1893
Died: May 09, 1993
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 3 years ago
Though it may be unessential to the imagination, travel is necessary to an understanding of men. Only with long experience and the opening of his wares on many a beach where his language is not spoken, will the merchant come to know the worth of what he carries, and what is parochial and what is uni...
shell pebble
shell pebble rated it 8 years ago
Ahh Freya Stark! A dauntless and learned traveller with poetic and philosophical sensibilities, she here took the legendarily unreliable Herodotus as her principle guide to Turkey/Asia Minor/the Levant, and unlike that classical historian-geographer, wrote with scrupulous honesty, humility and frank...
auntieannie
auntieannie rated it 11 years ago
When I read Without Reservations earlier this summer, the author mentioned Freya Stark as a favorite travel author. I thought I would try one out -- but I couldn't really get into it. Maybe Afghanistan of the 1960's is just too far away for me to engage with? The photos (black and white plates) give...
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