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The ends of the Earth

Author: Roger Willemsen; Peter Lewis
Publisher: London : Armchair Traveller, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An author, foreign correspondent, academic, and television personality, Roger Willemsen is a familiar figure in Germany, and The Ends of the Earth offers English-language readers a chance to engage with his uniquely astute take on the world. Consisting of twenty-two essays recounting and reflecting on a lifetime of travel to the far and forgotten corners of our planet, the book offers remarkable encounters and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Named Person: Roger Willemsen; Roger Willemsen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Willemsen; Peter Lewis
ISBN: 9781909961029 1909961027
OCLC Number: 898155971
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: vii, 490 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Eifel: departure --
Gibralter: the ne plus ultra --
The Himalayas: in the fog of the Prithvi highway --
Isafjordur: the blind spot --
God's window: the final curtain --
Minsk: the stranger in the bed --
Patagonia: the forbidden place --
Timbuktu: the boy indigo --
Bombay: the oracle --
Tangkiling: the road to nowhere --
Kamchatka: ashes and magma --
Mandalay: a dream of the sea --
Lake Fucino: wasting away --
Goree: the door of no reture --
Hong Kong: poste restante --
The Amu-Darya: on the frontiers of Transoxania --
Toraja: among the dead --
Tonga: taboo and fate --
Kinshasa: scenes from a war --
Chiang Mai: opium --
Orvieto: the fixation --
The north pole: contemplation.
Responsibility: Roger Willemsen ; translated by Peter Lewis.

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An author, foreign correspondent, academic, and television personality, Roger Willemsen is a familiar figure in Germany, and The Ends of the Earth offers English-language readers a chance to engage with his uniquely astute take on the world. Consisting of twenty-two essays recounting and reflecting on a lifetime of travel to the far and forgotten corners of our planet, the book offers remarkable encounters and mysterious entanglements in locations as diverse as a Kamchatkan volcano, a Burmese railway station, an Arctic icebreaker, and a Minsk hospital ward. Willemsen is the perfect companion, reveling in the strange and unlovely, and tracing unexpected connections among places, times, and peoples.

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