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Jonathan Raban (1942–2023)

Teoksen Bad Land: An American Romance tekijä

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Jonathan Raban, author of Passage to Juneau, brings eloquent intellect and wry wit to his exploration of the American scene. Written over the past two decades, roughly the span of Raban's residence in his adopted city of Seattle, these essays delve into what it means, as immigrant, to feel rooted näytä lisää in America. Driving Home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events as witnessed by a keenly observant visitor who is able to glean meanings and patterns that have become invisible to the natives. Raban spends much time on, near, and in water, and his ruminations on sailing and the sea are a welcome thread. Whether the topic is other writers or various painters and explorers, or the patrons of a Montana bar, who have engaged with our mythical and actual landscape, Raban has a visitor s eye for the absurd, and his tone is intimate, never nostalgic, and always fresh. näytä vähemmän

Tekijän teokset

Bad Land: An American Romance (1996) 916 kappaletta
Passage to Juneau (1999) 868 kappaletta
Coasting (1986) 395 kappaletta
Waxwings (2003) 309 kappaletta
Surveillance (2007) 229 kappaletta
Soft City (1974) 211 kappaletta
Foreign Land (1985) 172 kappaletta
For Love and Money (1987) 155 kappaletta
Driving Home: An American Journey (2010) — Tekijä — 123 kappaletta
The Oxford Book of the Sea (1992) 121 kappaletta
Robert Lowell's Poems: A Selection (1974) — Toimittaja — 77 kappaletta

Associated Works

Bad Trips (1991) — Avustaja — 233 kappaletta
Granta 32: History (1990) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta
Granta 29: New World (1989) — Avustaja — 151 kappaletta
Granta 30: New Europe (1990) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta
Granta 31: The General (1990) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Avustaja — 138 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Avustaja — 132 kappaletta
Granta 49: Money (1994) — Avustaja — 118 kappaletta
Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes (1993) — Avustaja — 116 kappaletta
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Avustaja — 88 kappaletta
The New Granta Book of Travel (2011) — Johdanto — 45 kappaletta
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Avustaja — 20 kappaletta
"London Magazine", 1961-85: An Anthology (1986) — Avustaja — 10 kappaletta

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How could I not like this book? Much of it takes place in my home waters I read it while far from home. The musings on west coast natives and captain Vancouver are great, some very insightful. All of this woven through a sad personal story. Well worth the time.
 
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BBrookes | 19 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 6, 2023 |
His final writing and I miss him already.
 
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Craigeri | Nov 1, 2023 |
A thoroughly average travel narrative. The plot was thoroughly post-modern, petering out instead of genuinely finishing, but Raban can sure capture the American spirit.
 
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et.carole | 9 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 21, 2022 |
Not all the essays are as compelling as some, but the writing is masterful.
 
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PattyLee | 3 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 14, 2021 |

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