November 08, 2002

More Kvetching

The dearth of book reviews early in the month isn't helped by the fact that my current book is a slow, thick one: a biography of Sir Richard Francis Burton. Burton was a 19th Century soldier and adventurer; he's best known these days for his pilgramage to Mecca (he was one of the first Europeans to go there), and for his translation of the 1,001 Arabian Nights (the original translation, and still the raciest, I'm given to understand). More about him when I've finished the book.

Posted by Will Duquette at November 8, 2002 08:35 PM