By Paul Theroux
within the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux’s most recent selection of essays leads the reader via a blinding array of points of interest, characters, and reports, as Theroux applies his signature looking interest to a lifestyles lived as a lot in interpreting as at the street. This writerly tour-de-force encompasses a satisfyingly diverse choice of subject matters that exhibit Theroux’s sheer versatility as a author. shuttle essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to call a number of. gemstones of literary feedback display attention-grabbing intensity within the paintings of Henry David Thoreau, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a chain of breathtakingly own profiles, we take a helicopter trip with Elizabeth Taylor, go online with Oliver Sacks, snoop on the daily lifetime of a ny dominatrix, and discover manhattan with Robin Williams.
a longer mediation at the craft of writing binds jointly this wide-ranging assortment, besides Theroux’s consistent quest for the real in somebody or in a place.
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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places by Paul Theroux