The most revealing book that Laurens van der Post wrote about his extraordinary and eventful life; it is a distillation of the experiences that have moved him at the deepest level of the imagination and made him the exceptional person and writer he was.
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""Yet Being Someone Other is undoubtedly the most unusual and unplaceable of all the dozen or more books Sir Laurens has written. Like most of them it is heavily autobiographical; but as one would expect from Sir Laurens, it is also much more than that - a kind of prolonged meditation on the part played in his life and that of the post-Renaissance modern world by ships and the sea." - Christopher Booker, "The Times "From the Trade Paperback edition.From the Back Cover:
Yet Being Someone Other is the most revealing book that Laurens van der Post wrote about his extraordinary and eventful life, and the most far-reaching. It is a distillation of the many experiences that moved him at the deepest level of his heart and mind and made him the person he was.
The story starts with his childhood in southern Africa, and his passionate interest in the sea, an interest which led him, as a young man, to take part in two voyages of special significance. The first was on a whaling ship, with a Norwegian captain whose values unexpectedly nourished his own. The second was a long voyage to Japan. Both are absorbing tales of action and adventure, and, more than that, they are tales of personal discovery.
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