New PDF release: A Voyage By Dhow

By Norman Lewis

ISBN-10: 0224061712

ISBN-13: 9780224061711

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This is a suite of essays that the good commute author penned from numerous destinations over a multi-decade interval. Lewis died on the age of ninety five in 2003 and used to be traveling --- and writing --- until eventually close to the very finish of his existence. again within the early days of his occupation as a journalist, Westerners seldom visited a few of these locations (Yemen, Paraguay, Soviet Union, etc.) that he covers during this ebook. His prior books approximately Southeast Asia ("A Dragon Apparent" and "Golden Earth") are in particular interesting for his or her observations of nations comparable to Burma and Cambodia. As continuously, Lewis has an astute eye for element and the power to determine the massive photo. in a single really penetrating essay during this assortment, Lewis comes throughout a doubtful staff of missionaries in Venezuela who're trying to "convert" a primitive tribe to Christianity, and within the strategy wean them from their conventional lifestyle. unfortunately, in fact, such missionaries are nonetheless allowed to spew their poison world wide. shall we use extra writers like Lewis who query --- and problem --- such damaging practices. This number of essays give you the reader with many reliable examples of Norman Lewis' shuttle writing sort.

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Walt Disney was hardly more than a name to me; I had never really seen a Disney picture. I only knew that he was engaged in some small-scale enterprise in Los Angeles. I decided to look into this prospect, so I took a train from San Francisco to Los Angeles. My impressions of the location of Walt Disney’s studio were quite unique. When I arrived at the depot in the morning, I called the studio to get instructions. The instructions were rather complicated because the town was strange to me, but it meant taking a trolley car toward Hollywood and then at a certain corner to wait for a bus.

He said, “You’re telling me what you’d be losing. ” That was so typical of Walt’s retorts to his people. Walt was not inclined to theorize on what he did. He never seemed to have any formula for what he was doing. This is one of the reasons why it was difficult to keep up with Walt as you worked with him. But in some uncanny way, he knew all of the elements that were so vital in the making of a screenplay or anything creative of that sort. Walt had an extremely captivating personality, especially towards those who had just met him.

In the early days when we were making shorts, Walt was driving through town, and he was stopped by a cop who gave him a ticket. He returned to the studio, and he told us about it in a way that he did not think was very funny, but Walt always acted out everything that he said, and he reenacted his conversation with the cop. Each time he told the story, it became funnier and his attitude changed, and before we knew it, we were making a Mickey Mouse cartoon, Traffic Troubles [1931]. During the early stages of Snow White, Walt was invited to a gathering from San Francisco called the Bohemian Club.

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