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Figures in a landscape : people and places : essays: 2001-2016
Figures in a landscape : people and places : essays: 2001-2016
Theroux, Paul, 1941-2018
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A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose.The Sunday Times bestseller Paul Theroux collects a rich feast of his writing and essays from travel to personal memoir published all together here for the first time Drawing together a fascinating body of writing from over 14 years of work, Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances; from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux's rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces offer a fascinating portrait of the author himself, his extraordinary life, restless and ever-curious mind.
Imprint:
[London] : Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018.
Collation:
xvii, 386 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents:
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.
ISBN:
9780241266496
Dewey class:
814.54
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryLanguages and Literature814.54 THEAvailable
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