9780241266496

Figures in a Landscape

Theroux Paul


Format: Paperback
ISBN13: 9780241266496
Published: May 2018

Price: $32.99

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A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose

In the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the reader through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences, as Theroux applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics that showcase Theroux's sheer versatility as a writer. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take a helicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go surfing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams.

An extended mediation on the craft of writing binds together this wide-ranging collection, along with Theroux's constant quest for the authentic in a person or in a place.

Details
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN13: 9780241266496
  • Published: May 2018
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Width: 15.2 mm
  • Height: 3.1 mm
  • Depth: 23.4 mm
  • Publisher:not specified

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