A DRAGON APPARENT by Norman Lewis

A DRAGON APPARENT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An Indo-China travelogue takes in strange peoples, places and names and covers territory incompletely mapped and explored. Saignon, Angkor, Viet Minh, Laos, Dalat, Cholon, Cambodia, --areas where the European is invisible, the little known tribes of the Mois and the Rhades, types of feudal living and unknown ceremonies, the author, his itinerary based on the weather and local information, indulges the exotic flavor of sights and sounds to the full. There are sinister and bright landscapes; there is some interesting interpretation of the decline of the prestige of these Indo-Chinese kingdoms, of the type of administration and its officers; there is a feeling for the temperament of the people and an overload of first impressions. A book of personal discovery, this gives a pertinent, intelligently observed close-up.

Publisher: Scribner