Birth date: January 31, 1893
Died: May 09, 1993
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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...
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...
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...