David Eimer is my guest today. He is the author of two books, The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China and A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma, the latter of which we talk about today.
We start off this episode talking about Burma, its politics, and its peoples. But about halfway, we shift gears and chat about travel literature. Specifically, I ask David about travelogues, the role of history and context in the types of travel books he likes, and the future of the genre.
I’ll say here that the audio quality isn’t the best in this episode, which we recorded back in February, but I hope you’ll ignore it as David really has his finger on the pulse of Burma, as you’ll no doubt hear.
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