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Tropical classical : essays from several directions

Author: Pico Iyer
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998.
Series: Vintage departures
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : English : 1st Vintage Departures edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: American essays
Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pico Iyer
ISBN: 0679776109 9780679776109
OCLC Number: 39511738
Notes: "Originally published in hardcover ... by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, in 1997"--Title page verso.
Description: xv, 314 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Ethiopia : prayers in the wilderness --
Nepal : movie days in Kathmandu --
Tibet : the life and times of the Potala Palace --
The East India Company : Oxbridge-on-the-Hooghly --
Bombay : Hobson-Jobson on the streets --
The new world's new world : making itself up and over --
New York : a city in black and white --
A hermitage in California : a life outside time --
Norman Lewis : a curious collector of curiosities --
Tenzin Gyatso : Tibet's guiding star --
Peter Matthiessen : in search of the crane --
Peter Brook : autumn of the rebel patriarch --
Welcome to the age of tropical classical --
A junglified Victoria : reef by Romesh Gunesekera --
Jane Austen in Calcutta : A suitable boy by Vikram Seth --
The mailman from Malgudi: Malgudi days by R.K. Narayan --
Prosaic justice all around : Salman Rushdie vs. the Ayatollah --
Pop goes the culture: East, West by Salman Rushdie --
In praise of folly : Three continents by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala ; The web by Andrew Harvey --
The spiritual import-export market : Journey to Ithaca by Anita Desai --
Waiting upon history : The remains of the day by Kazuo Ishiguro --
A Martian in Mittel Europe : The unconsoled by Kazuo Ishiguro --
A small, bewildered foreigner : Paddington's storybook by Michael Bond --
Tourists at home : The Misalliance by Anita Brookner ; Persian nights by Diane Johnson --
The meek inherit no earth : Grace abounding by Maureen Howard ; No fond return of love by Barbara Pym --
Richard Burton in the Peace Corps : The happy isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux --
An Englishman in Paradise : Spring street summer by Christopher Hudson --
Private eye, public conscience : the works of Raymond Chandler --
An American song of enthusiasm : Henry Miller at 100 --
Searching for America : Sundog by Jim Harrison --
A connoisseur of fear : White noise by Don DeLillo --
Black-magic realism : The crossing by Cormac McCarthy --
In the shadow of the '60s : The burning house by Ann Beattie --
A waiting room for death : A match to the heart by Gretel Ehrlich --
In praise of the humble comma --
Excusez-moi! Speakez-vous Franglais? --
For Japan, see Oscar Wilde --
Through the Cuban looking glass --
The rise of minority terrorism --
History? Education? Zap! Pow! Cut! --
Authors' photos and the tyranny of the image --
Perhaps the best article on blurbs I've written today --
The contagion of innocence --
A midsummer night's dream : The sequel --
The ultimate near-life experience --
Of weirdos and eccentrics --
9/9/1991 --
Sleeping with the enemy --
The competitive advantage of seasons --
Confessions of a frequent flier --
The new enemies of promise --
The Lears : an American tragedy --
A game of instants --
Silence.
Series Title: Vintage departures
Responsibility: Pico Iyer.

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