GOLDEN WALL AND MIRADOR by Sacheverell Sitwell


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My favorite guide and mentor in Spain now provides another Spanish adventure in writing of his travels and observations in Peru. (Actually his journey took him back via Cuba, Colombia, and Central America, Guatemala, Yucatan -- and this second part of his book holds as much fascination as the first.) Despite a somewhat involuted style, he manages to convey sharp impressions visual and sensual, to give one a feel of the people, of the past and present, and of the impact on the travelers of what they are seeing and experiencing. A stay-at-home North American -- or one whose travels have been in Europe largely -- will feel somehow chag that such richness of past civilizations, ancient wonders, dramatic beauty, and complete translation into ""foreign"" atmosphere is here, relatively unknown, in our own continent. The photographs -- from varied sources- supplement a text in itself richly pictorial.

Pub Date: Aug. 14th, 1961
Publisher: World