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Figures in a Landscape: People and Places : Essays: 2001-2016

Paul Theroux
Format
Book
Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
Language
English
Uniform Title
Essays
Variant Title
People and places : essays: 2001-2016
Essays 2001-2016
Paul Theroux essays 2001-2016
ISBN
9780544870307, 0544870301, 9780544866669
Summary
"A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose"--
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
  • Rock star's burden
  • Living with geese
  • Trespassing in Africa
  • 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
  • Real me: a memory
  • Life and the magazine
  • Dear old dad: memories of my father
  • Trouble with autobiography.
Description
xvii, 386 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
"An Eamon Dolan book."
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