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The Tao of Travel - by Paul Theroux (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Travel

Sub-Genre: Essays & Travelogues

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Author: Paul Theroux

Language: English

Street Date: July 24, 2012
TCIN: 77265469
UPC: 9780547737379
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3594

Description

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.

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