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Figures in a landscape : people and places : essays: 2001-2016

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose"--
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Travel writing
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Theroux, Paul author.
Figures in a landscape.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018
(DLC) 2017048160
Named Person: Paul Theroux; Paul Theroux; Paul Theroux; Paul Theroux
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 9780544870307 0544870301
OCLC Number: 1005795802
Notes: "An Eamon Dolan book."
Description: xvii, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Study for figures in a landscape --
My drug tour: searching for ayahuasca --
Thoreau in the wilderness --
Liz in Neverland --
Greeneland --
Hunter in the kingdom of fear --
Conrad at sea --
Simenon's world --
Dr. Sacks, the healer --
Nurse Wolf, the hurter --
Robin Williams: "Who's he when he's at home?" --
Tea with Muriel Spark --
Mrs. Robinson revisited --
Talismans for our dreams --
The rock star's burden --
Living with geese --
Trespassing in Africa --
The seizures in Zimbabwe --
Stanley: the ultimate African explorer --
Paul Bowles: not a tourist --
Maugham: up and down in Asia --
English hours: nothing personal --
Traveling beyond Google --
Hawaii: islands upon islands --
Mockingbird in Monroeville --
Benton's America --
My life as a reader --
The real me: a memory --
Life and the magazine --
Dear old dad: memories of my father --
The trouble with autobiography.
Other Titles: Essays.
People and places : essays: 2001-2016
Essays 2001-2016
Paul Theroux essays 2001-2016
Responsibility: Paul Theroux.

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"A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose"--

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