From the publisher:
Collected between these covers are twenty of Norman Lewis’s finest pieces of travel writing, spanning a period of 30 years. He brings us face to face with Castro’s executioner, with a tragic Ernest Hemingway and with the unchanged lifestyle of fishermen in an unspoilt Ibiza. He describes the gentle pleasures of Belize, the ferocious blood feuds of Sardinian bandits and the unpleasant duty of repatriating Cossacks to the Soviet Union in 1944.
At the heart of the collection is Lewis’s famous report on the genocide of the Brazilian Indians, which led to the creation of Survival International – which campaigns for the rights of tribal peoples. This, Lewis felt, was the most important achievement of his professional life.
‘Everything is portrayed with a brilliance which makes all other travel-writing read like the blurb on a brochure.’ - Time Out
‘A View of the World will carry Norman Lewis’s reputation even higher than it already is. It is a triumph.’ - Patrick Marnham, Literary Review