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Fresh air fiend : travel writings, 1985-2000

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : First Mariner books editionView all editions and formats
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Paul Theroux's first collection of essays and articles devoted entirely to travel writing, FRESH AIR FIEND touches down on five continents and floats through most seas in between to deliver a literary adventure of the first order, with the incomparable Paul Theroux as a guide. From the crisp quiet of a solitary week spent in the snowbound Maine woods to the expectant chaos of Hong Kong on the eve of the Hand-over,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Theroux, Paul.
Fresh air fiend.
(OCoLC)47219347
Named Person: Paul Theroux; Paul Theroux
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Theroux
ISBN: 9780547526348 0547526342 1299882994 9781299882997
OCLC Number: 860902768
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 466 pages)
Contents: ""Front Matter""; ""Title""; ""Copyright""; ""Epigraph""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction: Being a Stranger""; ""Part 1: 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""; ""Part 2: 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""; ""Part 3: 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""; ""Part 4: China""; ""Down the Yangtze""; ""Chinese Miracles""; ""Ghost Stories: A Letter from Hong Kong on the Eve of the Hand-over""; ""Part 5: The Pacific""; ""Hawaii""; ""Connected in Palau""; ""Tasting the Pacific""; ""Palawan: Up and Down the Creek""; ""Christmas Island: Bombs and Birds""; ""Part 6: Books of Travel"" ""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""; ""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""; ""Part 7: Escapees 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""""Part 8: Fugues""; ""Unspeakable Rituals and Outlandish Beliefs""; ""Gilstrap, the Homesick Explorer""; ""The Return of Bingo Humpage""; ""Bibliography""
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Paul Theroux's first collection of essays and articles devoted entirely to travel writing, FRESH AIR FIEND touches down on five continents and floats through most seas in between to deliver a literary adventure of the first order, with the incomparable Paul Theroux as a guide. From the crisp quiet of a solitary week spent in the snowbound Maine woods to the expectant chaos of Hong Kong on the eve of the Hand-over, Theroux demonstrates how the traveling life and the writing life are intimately connected. His journeys in remote hinterlands and crowded foreign capitals provide the necessary perspective to "become a stranger" in order to discover the self. A companion volume to SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS, FRESH AIR FIEND is the ultimate good read for anyone fascinated by travel in the wider world or curious about the life of one of our most passionate travelers.

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