Posted by Jan (18.104.22.168) on September 14, 2003 at 07:27:04:
In Reply to: Wilfred Thesiger posted by Jan den Breejen (22.214.171.124) on September 14, 2003 at 07:22:34:
He said he wasn't interested at all in sex, this combined with his eccentricity makes me think of Idiosyncratic Style.......
This remarkably eccentric man with the remarkably eccentric writing style set off into one of the last fringes of society, to a world where the art of the word was cultivated and where a man's worth was set by his speech. He is not an easy read. Yet his writing reflects the sense of a major intellect from one culture confronted by a tradition which is very old, very venerable and yet totally alien from that in which he was raised. That he sought to explain it by creating a new way of writing is perhaps not remarkable.
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