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Driving home : an American scrapbook

Author: Jonathan Raban
Publisher: London : Picador, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Charting a course through the Pacific Northwest, through American history and recent world events, "Driving Home" is a must for fans of Jonathan Raban, as well as the perfect introduction to anyone not yet familiar with his writing. For over thirty years now, Jonathan Raban has written about movement; about people and places in transition, of journeys undertaken and destinations never quite reached but, also, of  Read more...
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Named Person: Jonathan Raban; Jonathan Raban
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Raban
ISBN: 9780330375511 0330375512
OCLC Number: 559794288
Description: 604 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Driving home --
Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi --
Philip Larkin --
I'm in heaven --
Mississippi water --
At home in Babel --
On the waterfront --
Julia's city --
Why travel? --
The waves --
Walden-on-Sea --
Last call of the wild --
Seagoing --
Homesteading --
Keeping a notebook --
Julia and Hawaii --
The turbulent deep --
White warfare --
Penelope Fitzgerald --
The unsettling of Seattle --
The last harpoon --
Battleground of the eye --
The strange last voyage of Donald Crowhurst --
Gipsy Moth circles the world --
Too close to nature? --
A tragic grandeur --
Surveillance society --
September 11 : the price we've paid --
The prisoners speak --
Literature's DNA --
Cracks in the house of Rove --
Boomtown USA --
Mr. Bierstadt speaks his mind --
Indian country --
The curse of the sublime --
Good news in bad times --
The walls that divide US --
I'm for Obama --
Vacation from reality --
Going, going, gone --
An Englishman in America --
Second nature --
Cyber City --
An American in England --
Cut, kill, dig, drill --
Election night 2008 --
The prodigious pessimist --
Presidential prose --
The golden trumpet --
Metronaturals --
American pastoral.
Responsibility: Jonathan Raban.

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