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Fresh air fiend : travel writings, 1985-2000

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000.
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A collection of essays and articles in which Paul Theroux reflects on his traveling experiences.
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Theroux, Paul.
Fresh air fiend.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000
(OCoLC)606249987
Online version:
Theroux, Paul.
Fresh air fiend.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2000
(OCoLC)609313567
Named Person: Paul Theroux; Paul Theroux
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 0618034064 9780618034062
OCLC Number: 42892218
Description: ix, 466 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Time travel (Memory and creation : the view from fifty --
The object of desire --
At the sharp end : being in the Peace Corps --
Five travel epiphanies --
Travel writing : the point of it) --
Fresh air fiend (Fresh air fiend --
The awkward question --
The moving target --
Dead reckoning to Nantucket --
Paddling to Plymouth --
Fever chart : parasites I have known) --
A sense of place (Diaries of two cities : Amsterdam and London --
Farewell to Britain : look thy last on all things lovely --
Gravy train : a private railway car --
The Maine woods : camping in the snow --
Trespassing in Florida --
Down the Zambezi --
The true size of Cape Cod --
German humor) --
China (Down the Yangtze --
Chinese miracles --
Ghost stories : a letter from Hong Kong on the eve of the hand-over). The Pacific (Hawaii : The other Oahu; [and], On Molokai --
Connected in Palau --
Tasting the Pacific --
Palawan : up and down the creek --
Christmas Island : bombs and birds) --
Books of travel (My own (The edge of the great rift : three African novels. 'The black house'; 'The great railway bazaar'; 'The old Patagonian Express'; The making of 'The mosquito coast'; 'Kowloon Tong' --
Other people's ('Robinson Crusoe'; Thoreau's 'Cape Cod'; 'The secret agent : a dangerous Londoner' --
'The worst journey in the world'; 'Racers to the pole'; 'PrairyErth'; 'Looking for a ship'). Escapes and exiles (Chatwin revisited --
Greeneland --
V.S. Pritchett : the foreigner as traveler --
William Simpson : artist and traveler --
Rajat Neogy : an Indian in Uganda --
The exile Moritz Thomsen) --
Fugues (Unspeakable rituals and outlandish beliefs --
Gilstrap, the homesick explorer --
The return of Bingo Humpage).
Responsibility: Paul Theroux.
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