The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
ISBN: 0547737378
EAN13: 9780547737379
Language: English
Publication Date: July 24, 2012
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.76" H x 7.91" L x 5.46" W
Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
A book to be plundered and raided. -- New York Times Book Review A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day. -- USA Today Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux's own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected: Vladimir Nabokov Eudora Welty Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin Charles Dickens Pico Iyer Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov Mark Twain John McPhee Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway Graham Greene and many others Dazzling . . . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets. -- San Francisco Chronicle
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover A book to be plundered and raided. New York Times Book Review A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day. USA Today Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux s own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected: Vladimir Nabokov Eudora Welty Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin Charles Dickens Pico Iyer Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov Mark Twain John McPhee Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway Graham Greene and many others Dazzling . . . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets. San Francisco Chronicle PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari . He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.