9781597972871

Paths Without Glory : Richard Francis Burton in Africa

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  • ISBN13:

    9781597972871

  • ISBN10:

    1597972878

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-16
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
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Summary

With all Burton left behind, and all he didn't, it's been possible to use many different epitaphs to characterize him-genius, hero, misfit, egomaniac, madman, bigot, revolutionary, misanthrope, gypsy, to cite a few that have some ring of truth to them. Two others, though, perhaps come closer to the real Burton. One is that of explorer,...someone "who risks uncertain paths to the unknown."...The other is "actor." His most famous role was that of impersonator, but there were others, such as provocateur and victim, the two sometimes conflated, which he played on many occasions. To this must be added the epitaph cultural critic. Sometimes an outsider looking in, at other times he was an insider looking out. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Introducingp. 1
The Time Before Africap. 9
Among the Somalisp. 25
Interludes and Preparationsp. 57
A Tale of Two Lakesp. 85
Regroupingp. 123
Ports of Callp. 141
The Roving Consulp. 161
The Great Debate That Never Wasp. 207
Final Wanderingsp. 221
Notesp. 261
Bibliographyp. 285
Indexp. 295
About the Authorp. 303
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