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Figures in a landscape : people and places : essays: 2001-2016 / Paul Theroux.

Theroux, Paul, (author.).

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  • 15 of 18 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Killingly Library.
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Killingly Library 814.54 The (Text to phone) 34040143558696 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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"An Eamon Dolan book."
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Study for figures in a landscape -- My drug tour: searching for ayahuasca -- Thoreau in the wilderness -- Liz in Neverland -- Greeneland -- Hunter in the kingdom of fear -- Conrad at sea -- Simenon's world -- Dr. Sacks, the healer -- Nurse Wolf, the hurter -- Robin Williams: "Who's he when he's at home?" -- Tea with Muriel Spark -- Mrs. Robinson revisited -- Talismans for our dreams -- The rock star's burden -- Living with geese -- Trespassing in Africa -- The seizures in Zimbabwe -- Stanley: the ultimate African explorer -- Paul Bowles: not a tourist -- Maugham: up and down in Asia -- English hours: nothing personal -- Traveling beyond Google -- Hawaii: islands upon islands -- Mockingbird in Monroeville -- Benton's America -- My life as a reader -- The real me: a memory -- Life and the magazine -- Dear old dad: memories of my father -- The trouble with autobiography.
Summary, etc.:
"A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Theroux, Paul.
Theroux, Paul > Travel.
Theroux, Paul > Books and reading.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Essays.
Travel writing.

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Figures in a Landscape : People and Places
Figures in a Landscape : People and Places
by Theroux, Paul
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Figures in a Landscape : People and Places


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.

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