Here he recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand tour. The soviet union has collapsed and china has risen; India booms while Burma smothers under dictatorship; Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the havoc America was unleashing on it the last time Theroux passed through. Brimming with theroux’s signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.
Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux: The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and Ghost Train to the Eastern Star #ad - The old patagonian express: by train through the americas starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky Old Patagonian Express steam engine “a kind of demented samovar on wheels”, which comes to a halt among cracked hills and thorn bushes in the southern reaches of Argentina.
But with theroux the souls he meets along the way matter most, like the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in costa rica, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, the bogus priest of Cali, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him. Ghost train to the eastern star: on the tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar Half a lifetime ago, Paul Theroux virtually invented the modern travel narrative by recounting his grand tour by train through Asia.
And wherever he goes, his omnivorous curiosity and unerring eye for detail never fail to inspire, enlighten, and entertain. .
The Voyage OutOpen Road Media #ad - Dalloway E. M. Woolf has the diversity of power which makes the great writer of narrative. New republic this ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices. For all its tragic interest, the voyage Out is not low-keyed; it even has a slight buoyancy of tone, as if clear perception itself brought a continual zest to its writer.
Forster. Aboard her father’s cargo ship, her aunt and uncle, young Rachel Vinrace meets Helen and Ridley Ambrose, who invite her to join them at a South American resort for the winter. With an appearance by clarissa dalloway—and a fateful encounter between her husband and Rachel—Virginia Woolf’s debut novel anticipates the groundbreaking brilliance of her later works while displaying all their wit, insight, and heartbreaking sensitivity.
The Voyage Out #ad - Shy and introspective, rachel tentatively agrees, and soon finds herself on a voyage of liberation and self-discovery as she experiences the excitement and calamity of young love. As poignant as anything in modern fiction”: An English girl comes of age on a journey to South America in this debut novel by the author of Mrs.
Words of Mercury: Tales from a Lifetime of TravelSkyhorse #ad - Ever the student, linguists, “Paddy” also wrote extensively on his encounters with polymaths, and artists all over the world. Over the course of his illustrious lifetime, and book reviews, countless essays, translations, Leigh Fermor wrote several acclaimed travel books, many of which are compiled in this anthology.
Sleeping in barns, aristocratic country houses, and, monasteries, on occasion, the young adventurer made way his through the Old World just as everything was about to change. Words of mercury collects pieces from every stage of leigh fermor’s life, meditative detail—to his encounter with voodoo in Haiti, from his journey through Eastern Europe just before the outbreak of the Second World War—described in gorgeous, to a monastic retreat to Normandy to try to write a book.
Words of Mercury: Tales from a Lifetime of Travel #ad - Also included is the story of one of his most well-known exploits from the war—his planned and executed kidnap of a German general under British orders. A career-spanning anthology from the greatest traveler—and travel writer—of the twentieth century. The adventures of patrick “paddy” leigh fermor, began in 1933, Britain’s most beloved traveler, when he embarked on a walk from Holland to Constantinople—the entire length of Europe—at the tender age of eighteen.
His tales, elegant style, written in a singular, have inspired generations of writers and continue to shape the language of travel. His unique experiences out in the world fed his insatiable curiosity and voracious appetite for scholarship.
The Kingdom by the Sea: A Journey Around the Coast of Great BritainMariner Books #ad - This “interesting, insightful book” by the author of Deep South reveals “a side of Britain few visitors see” The New York Times Book Review. The result is this perceptive, hilarious record of the journey. Whether in cornwall or wales, ulster or Scotland, the people he encountered along the way revealed far more of themselves than they perhaps intended to display to a stranger.
Theroux captured their rich and varied conversational commentary with caustic wit and penetrating insight. Theroux is a good companion. The times London. A sharp and funny descriptive writer . . . After eleven years as an american living in London, the renowned travel writer Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise around the coast of Great Britain to find out what the British were really like.
The Books That Changed My Life: Reflections by 100 Authors, Actors, Musicians, and Other Remarkable PeopleRegan Arts. #ad - One hundred of today’s most prominent literary and cultural icons talk about the books that hold a special place in their hearts—that made them who they are today. Leading authors, ceos, and other notables share the books that changed their life, politicians, why they love them, actors, and their passion with readers everywhere.
Contributors include al roker, dave eggers, lev grossman, liev schreiber, gillian flynn, fran lebowitz, gregory Maguire, Emma Straub, Jeff Kinney, Eric Idle, Susan Orlean, Carl Hiaasen, Fay Weldon, Jim Shepard, Mayim Bialik, and Tommy Hilfiger, Margaret Atwood, Rosanne Cash, Nelson DeMille, Laura Lippmann, Tim Gunn, among others.
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Our Man in HavanaOpen Road Media #ad - Named one of the 20 best spy novels of all time by the Telegraph and adapted into the classic 1959 comedy starring Alec Guinness, Our Man in Havana is “high-comic mayhem. . . Weirdly undated. . . A hapless salesman in cuba is recruited into Cold War spy games in Greene’s classic “comical, satirical, atmospherical” novel The Daily Telegraph.
Somehow, he’s become the target of an assassin, and it’s going to take more than a fib to get out of Cuba alive. James wormold, a cash-strapped vacuum cleaner salesman in Havana, finds the answer to his prayers when British Intelligence offers him a lucrative job as an undercover agent. Instead, it all comes true.
Our Man in Havana #ad - . Soon, and claiming to recruit fellow operatives from his country club, passing along sketches of secret weapons that look suspiciously like vacuum parts, he’s apparently deciphering incomprehensible codes, all to create the perfect picture of intrigue. And bizarrely prescient” Christopher Buckley, New York Times–bestselling author.
But when mi6 dispatches a secretary to oversee his endeavors, Wormold fears his carelessly fabricated world will come undone. To keep the checks coming, Wormold must at least pretend to know what he’s doing. Her majesty’s man in Havana may have to resort to spying.
The Quiet AmericanOpen Road Media #ad - It’s 1955 and british journalist Thomas Fowler has been in Vietnam for two years covering the insurgency against French colonial rule. His ideas of conquest include Phuong, to whom he promises a sweet life in the states. But it’s not just a political tangle that’s kept him tethered to the country. There’s also his lover, Phuong, a young Vietnamese woman who clings to Fowler for protection.
Although criticized upon publication as anti-american, graham Greene’s “complex but compelling story of intrigue and counter-intrigue” would, in a few short years, prove prescient in its own condemnation of American interventionism The New York Times. Devotedly, he believes neither communism nor colonialism is what’s best for Southeast Asia, disastrously patriotic, but rather a “Third Force”: American democracy by any means necessary.
The Quiet American #ad - . A “masterful. . . Brilliantly constructed novel” of love and chaos in 1950s Vietnam Zadie Smith, The Guardian. But as pyle’s blind moral conviction wreaks havoc upon innocent lives, it’s ultimately his romantic compulsions that will play a role in his own undoing. Then comes alden pyle, an idealistic American working in service of the CIA.
Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food CultureHarper Wave/Anthony Bourdain #ad - Fall in love with Barcelona’s tiny tapas bars and modernist culinary temples. Explore the movable feast of small plates and late nights in Madrid. Grape, pig reveals hidden gems and enduring delicacies from across this extraordinary country, Olive, contextualizing each meal with the stories behind the food in a cultural narrative complemented by stunning color photography.
Otherwise, there’s something deeply wrong with you. Matt goulding introduces you to the sprawling culinary and geographical landscape of his adoptive home, its remarkable people, and offers an intimate portrait of this multifaceted country, and its complex history. His last book, took an immersive approach to Japan that combined travel, Noodle, Fish, Rice, social observation and food lore.
Grape, Olive, Pig: Deep Travels Through Spain's Food Culture #ad - Join the three-thousand-year-old hunt for bluefin tuna off the coast of Cadiz, then continue your seafood journey north to meet three sisters who risk their lives foraging the gooseneck barnacle, one of Spain’s most treasured ingredients. The second in their series of unexpected and delightful gastro-tourism books, Grape, Olive, Pig is a deeply personal exploration of a country where eating and living are inextricably linked.
As anthony bourdain said: “any reasonable, comes to Spain, drinks in Spain, sentient person who looks to Spain, eats in Spain, they’re gonna fall in love. Delight in some of the world’s most innovative and avant-garde edible creations in San Sebastian, and then wash them down with cider from neighboring Asturias.
Sample the world’s finest acorn-fed ham in Salamanca, share in the traditions of cave-dwelling shepherds in the mountains beyond Granada, and debate what constitutes truly authentic paella in Valencia. Whether you’ve visited spain or have only dreamed of bellying up to its tapas bars, Grape, Olive, Pig will wake your imagination, rouse your hunger, and capture your heart.
River-Horse: A Voyage Across AmericaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - In this memoir brimming with history, from atlantic to pacific, and wisdom, the author of Blue Highways and PrairyErth “voyages across the country, almost entirely by its rivers, humor, lakes and canals in a small outboard-powered boat” San Francisco Chronicle. But the hard days yield incomparable pleasures: strangers generous with help and eccentric tales, riverscapes flowing with a lively past, landscapes unchanged since Sacagawea saw them, and the growing belief that efforts to protect our lands and waters are beginning to pay off.
New york times bestseller: “a coast-to-coast journey by way of great rivers, conducted by a contemporary master of travel writing” Kirkus Reviews. Fizzes with intelligence and high spirits. Outside “propels the reader with historical vignettes, ecological and geological detail, and often hilarious encounters with local eccentrics.
River-Horse: A Voyage Across America #ad - Time. Setting off from new york harbor aboard the boat he named nikawa “river horse” in osage, struggle to cover some five thousand watery miles—more than any other cross-country river traveler has ever managed—often following in the wakes of our most famous explorers, in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon, William Least Heat-Moon and his companion, Pilotis, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark.
En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, dangerous weather, submerged rocks, and their own doubts about whether they can complete the trip.
Silence and CircumstanceUntreed Reads Publishing #ad - Did the great writer really just “black out, ” only to somehow reappear days later at a spa hotel? Could she be a pawn trapped in an international mystery? Or was she the puppet-master? The adventure unfolds through the perspective of Christie’s trusted governess, Charlotte “Carlo” Fisher.
With a dizzying cast of characters that includes Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Lillian Hellman, J. R. R. After receiving a mysterious letter, Charlotte embarks on a harrowing quest, aided by many of the famous and elite of the twentieth century. When agatha christie disappeared for eleven days in December, 1926, all of England was abuzz with speculation.
Silence and Circumstance #ad - Historical fact and tantalizing fiction merge in this unique interwar thriller about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in 1926. Tolkien, this historical adventure delves into the shadows of mysterious societies, and many others, where it appears something dark is rising . . . While sir arthur conan doyle and his protégé, ian fleming, speed towards Istanbul on the Orient Express in search of Agatha’s diary, Charlotte discovers clues that dispatch her to Berlin where she stumbles into a world gone mad.
Selected Short Stories Modern LibraryModern Library #ad - And jason and caddy compson, two other inhabitants of Faulkner’s mythical Yoknapatawpha County, are witnesses to the terrorizing of a pregnant black laundress in “That Evening Sun. These and the other stories gathered here attest to the fact that Faulkner is, as Ralph Ellison so aptly noted, “the greatest artist the South has produced.
”. William faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published The Sound and the Fury. They explore many of the themes found in the novels and feature characters of small-town Mississippi life that are uniquely Faulkner’s.
Selected Short Stories Modern Library #ad - The vicious family of the snopes trilogy turns up in “Barn Burning, ” about a son’s response to the activities of his arsonist father. In “a rose for emily, betrayal, a straightforward, neighborly narrator relates a tale of love, ” the first of his stories to appear in a national magazine, and murder.