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

Theroux, Paul, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 0544870301
  • ISBN: 9780544870307 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780544870307 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0544870301 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780544870307 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0544870301 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xvii, 386 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"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; Theroux, Paul
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Table of Contents

Figures in a Landscape : People and Places

SectionSection DescriptionPage Number
Introduction: Study for Figures in a Landscapep. ix
1My Drug Tour: Searching for Ayahuascap. 1
2Thoreau in the Wildernessp. 14
3Liz in Neverlandp. 26
4Greenelandp. 49
5Hunter in the Kingdom of Fearp. 81
6Conrad at Seap. 88
7Simenon's Worldp. 95
8Dr. Sacks, the Healerp. 107
9Nurse Wolf, the Hurterp. 138
10Robin Williams: "Who's He When He's at Home?"p. 173
11Tea with Muriel Sparkp. 190
12Mrs. Robinson Revisitedp. 196
13Talismans for Our Dreamsp. 201
14The Rock Star's Burdenp. 208
15Living with Geesep. 213
16Trespassing in Africap. 222
17The Seizures in Zimbabwep. 226
18Stanley: The Ultimate African Explorerp. 246
19Paul Bowles: Not a Touristp. 251
20Maugham: Up and Down in Asiap. 258
21English Hours: Nothing Personalp. 264
22Traveling Beyond Googlep. 274
23Hawaii: Islands upon Islandsp. 281
24Mockingbird in Monroevillep. 292
25Benton's Americap. 306
26My Life as a Readerp. 316
27The Real Me: A Memoryp. 326
28Life and the Magazinep. 336
29Dear Old Dad: Memories of My Fatherp. 341
30The Trouble with Autobiographyp. 374
Acknowledgmentsp. 389

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