Monday, June 5, 2017
Richard Halliburton: Memphis' Own Adventurer
I do not remember how I discovered the writings of Richard Halliburton, but I have read several of his books, and enjoyed them. Bear in mind, there is little food for deep thought therein. They are light-hearted, and at some points exaggerated, descriptions of world travels by a colorful and head-strong young man. I can see why they became popular in their time (1920s-1930s), if not critically acclaimed. Today, they offer a very interesting glimpse into the past, providing the additional escape of history into what was already escapist literature of its time. Memphis Magazine posted this article about Memphis' home-grown adventurer.