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Fresh-Air Fiend : - Paul Theroux
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2000, ISBN: 0241140447

[SR: 609120], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780241140444], Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Book, [PU: Hamish Hamilton Ltd], Hamish Hamilton Ltd, We know Paul Theroux the traveller: grumpy and cantankerous, slouching through India or China or Patagonia, drawn to the sleazy, easily annoyed, often bored. What we don't get to see in books like The Old Patagonian Express and Riding the Iron Rooster is the Theroux who has a home life (an American, he lived in England for two decades), a passion for a hobby (kayaking) and who, besides travelling, has written almost 20 novels, including The Mosquito Coast. Fresh-Air Fiend: Travel Writings,1985-2000 gives a rare glimpse of Theroux on home ground.The essays are arranged around topics like the Pacific, writings on other people's books and time. The book takes its title from the second and strongest section of Fresh-Air Fiend. Theroux the traveller is perpetually attracted to the challenging: here he finds it kayaking on the ocean close to his childhood home of Medford, Massachusetts. In "Dead Reckoning to Nantucket" he paddles across the treacherous Muskeget Channel: "My dream of paddling through the wilderness of open water was the dream of someone who had had enough of foreign travel for a while, of places that were crowded and thoroughly tame, of the tedium and sleep-deprecation of long plane journeys and of the yappy turbulence of other travellers." Other sections revisit subjects Theroux has tackled in earlier books: there are long and interesting essays on China ("Chinese Miracles"), Hong Kong ("A Letter from Hong Kong on the Eve of the Hand-over"), Christmas Island ("Christmas Island: Bombs and Birds") and other travel writers ("Thoreau's Cape Cod").There are standard Theroux moments here: an insomniac Theroux pacing through Amsterdam's red light district, sleeping naked on a tropical island. But what emerges is a portrait of the inward Theroux, pensive as he turns 50, pondering what made him a writer ("I remembered everything") and what makes for good travel writing ("prescient without making predictions"). Thoroux's account of his own life journey is, as it turns out, every bit as interesting as his meditations on more far-flung destinations. --Tamsin Todd, 279900, Air Travel, 279898, Speciality Travel, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 279915, Travel Writing, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Fresh-Air Fiend : - hardcover

2000, ISBN: 0241140447

[SR: 609120], Hardcover, [EAN: 9780241140444], Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, Book, [PU: Hamish Hamilton Ltd], Hamish Hamilton Ltd, We know Paul Theroux the traveller: grumpy and cantankerous, slouching through India or China or Patagonia, drawn to the sleazy, easily annoyed, often bored. What we don't get to see in books like The Old Patagonian Express and Riding the Iron Rooster is the Theroux who has a home life (an American, he lived in England for two decades), a passion for a hobby (kayaking) and who, besides travelling, has written almost 20 novels, including The Mosquito Coast. Fresh-Air Fiend: Travel Writings,1985-2000 gives a rare glimpse of Theroux on home ground.The essays are arranged around topics like the Pacific, writings on other people's books and time. The book takes its title from the second and strongest section of Fresh-Air Fiend. Theroux the traveller is perpetually attracted to the challenging: here he finds it kayaking on the ocean close to his childhood home of Medford, Massachusetts. In "Dead Reckoning to Nantucket" he paddles across the treacherous Muskeget Channel: "My dream of paddling through the wilderness of open water was the dream of someone who had had enough of foreign travel for a while, of places that were crowded and thoroughly tame, of the tedium and sleep-deprecation of long plane journeys and of the yappy turbulence of other travellers." Other sections revisit subjects Theroux has tackled in earlier books: there are long and interesting essays on China ("Chinese Miracles"), Hong Kong ("A Letter from Hong Kong on the Eve of the Hand-over"), Christmas Island ("Christmas Island: Bombs and Birds") and other travel writers ("Thoreau's Cape Cod").There are standard Theroux moments here: an insomniac Theroux pacing through Amsterdam's red light district, sleeping naked on a tropical island. But what emerges is a portrait of the inward Theroux, pensive as he turns 50, pondering what made him a writer ("I remembered everything") and what makes for good travel writing ("prescient without making predictions"). Thoroux's account of his own life journey is, as it turns out, every bit as interesting as his meditations on more far-flung destinations. --Tamsin Todd, 279900, Air Travel, 279898, Speciality Travel, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books, 279915, Travel Writing, 83, Travel & Holiday, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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Fresh-air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000
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Paul Theroux

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Fresh-air Fiend: Travel Writings, 1985-2000

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0241140447

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780241140444
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0241140447
Hardcover
Publishing year: 1960
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd

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ISBN/EAN: 0241140447

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