The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express
Author : Paul Theroux
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 404
Release : 2014-11-18
ISBN 10 : 9780547524009
ISBN 13 : 0547524005
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Patagonian Express Book Description:

The acclaimed travel writer journeys by train across the Americas from Boston to Patagonia in this international bestselling travel memoir. Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and across the Andes until he winds up on the meandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine. His epic commute finally comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes that reaches toward Antarctica. Along the way, Theroux demonstrates how train travel can reveal “"the social miseries and scenic splendors” of a continent. And through his perceptive prose we learn that what matters most are the people he meets along the way, including the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.

The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express
Author : Paul Theroux
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 2016
ISBN 10 : 1510009396
ISBN 13 : 9781510009394
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Old Patagonian Express Book Description:

Tells of the author's journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston's subway, this work depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu.

Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux

Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux
Author : Paul Theroux
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 1229
Release : 2018-06-19
ISBN 10 : 9780358003977
ISBN 13 : 0358003970
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux Book Description:

The international bestselling author records his many insights and adventures traversing the world by train in these 3 classic travel memoirs. The Great Railway Bazaar In 1973, Paul Theroux embarked on his now-legendary journey from the United Kingdom through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Asia's fabled trains—the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express—are the stars of a journey that takes Theroux on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. The Old Patagonia Express Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and across the Andes until he winds up on the meandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in The Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux retraces his 25,000-mile journey to witness and experience a landscape drastically transformed by the intervening decades. The Soviet Union has collapsed and China has risen; India booms while Burma smothers under dictatorship; Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the havoc America was unleashing on it the last time Theroux passed through.

Patagonia Revisited

Patagonia Revisited
Author : Bruce Chatwin
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages : 62
Release : 1986
ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105040271343
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Patagonia Revisited Book Description:

"Since its discovery by Magellan in 1520, Patagonia has retained its fascination as a metaphor for The Ultimate. Here Bruce Chatwin and PaulTheroux join forces in a literary quest for some of the instances in which these 'final capes of exile' have affected the literary imagination. This lively and delightful curio had its origins in an entertainment the two writers gave for The Royal Geographical Society, at a time when Paul Theroux was following Bruce Chatwin's 'In Patagonia' with 'The Old Patagonian Express'"--Publisher's description, p. [2] of dust jacket.

The Great Railway Bazaar

The Great Railway Bazaar
Author : Paul Theroux
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 400
Release : 2011-09-01
ISBN 10 : 9780141930763
ISBN 13 : 0141930764
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Railway Bazaar Book Description:

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. For us now, as much as for Theroux then, to visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic - and with what we have since lost. Praise for Paul Theroux: 'Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged' Observer 'One needs energy to keep up with the extraordinary, productive restlessness of Paul Theroux ... [He is] the most gifted, most prodigal writer of his generation'Jonathan Raban 'Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, he writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace'Sunday Times Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

Nowhere is a Place

Nowhere is a Place
Author : Bruce Chatwin
Publisher : Random House (NY)
Total Pages : 109
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015020837681
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nowhere is a Place Book Description:

The authors share their impressions of Patagonia and explain why it has made such an impact on writers

To Patagonia in Leak proof Shoes

To Patagonia in Leak proof Shoes
Author : Ann N. Amicucci
Publisher :
Total Pages : 194
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : OCLC:61124313
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Patagonia in Leak proof Shoes Book Description: