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Paul Theroux

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Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at näytä lisää the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society. His title Lower River made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012. Currently his 2015 book, Deep South , is a bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) Paul Theroux is the distinguished author of numerous award-winning books, including "The Mosquito Coast," "Kowloon Tong," & "Half Moon Street." (Publisher Provided) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Suuri junamatka (1975) 2,860 kappaletta, 68 arvostelua
Moskiittorannikko (1980) 2,274 kappaletta, 40 arvostelua
Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown (2002) 2,169 kappaletta, 58 arvostelua
Paikallisjunalla Patagoniaan (1979) 1,870 kappaletta, 32 arvostelua
Rautakukon kyydissä : junalla halki Kiinan (1989) 1,854 kappaletta, 35 arvostelua
Tyynenmeren onnelliset saaret (1992) 1,384 kappaletta, 21 arvostelua
Herkuleen pylväät: suuri matka Välimeren ympäri (1995) 1,352 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
Salainen elämäni (1989) 659 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Hotel Honolulu (2001) 631 kappaletta, 14 arvostelua
Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads (2015) 598 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
O-Zone (1986) 583 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings (2000) — Tekijä — 543 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Kowloon Tong (1997) 534 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
My Other Life (1996) 454 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas (2007) 434 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road (2011) 428 kappaletta, 10 arvostelua
The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari (2013) 427 kappaletta, 29 arvostelua
Sir Vidia's Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents (1998) 388 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Lower River (2012) 359 kappaletta, 13 arvostelua
The Family Arsenal (1976) 326 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
To the Ends of the Earth (1990) 322 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Millroy the Magician (1993) 311 kappaletta, 7 arvostelua
Chicago Loop (1991) 288 kappaletta
Blinding Light (2005) 287 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
A Dead Hand (2009) 279 kappaletta, 16 arvostelua
The London Embassy (1982) 276 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Picture Palace (1978) 275 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Saint Jack (1973) 270 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Consul's File (1977) 260 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey (2019) 240 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro (2004) 239 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Best American Travel Writing 2001 (2001) — Toimittaja — 235 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Half Moon Street: Two Short Novels (1984) 225 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Patagonia Revisited (1986) 210 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Theroux: Collected Stories (1997) 193 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Saarista vihrein ja muita kertomuksia (1980) 157 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Figures in a Landscape: People and Places (2018) 147 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Mother Land (2017) 143 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Imperial Way : By Rail from Peshawar to Chittagong (1985) 138 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Black House (1974) 138 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Doctor Slaughter (1984) 113 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Down the Yangtze (1995) 113 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories (2014) 108 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Jungle Lovers (1971) — Tekijä — 108 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Sailing Through China (1983) 101 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Sinning with Annie (1972) 100 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Greenest Island (1995) 99 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Girls at Play (1969) 94 kappaletta
Burma Sahib (2024) 90 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Under the Wave at Waimea (2021) 87 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Joulukortti (1978) 87 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Fong and the Indians (1968) 82 kappaletta
The Bad Angel Brothers: A Novel (2022) 66 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Mosquito Coast [1986 film] (1986) — Original Author — 64 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Two Stars : (Pocket Penguins) (2005) 64 kappaletta
Murder in Mount Holly (2011) 59 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
London Snow (Puffin Books) (1980) 50 kappaletta
Waldo (1967) 48 kappaletta
Dr. Demarr (1990) 37 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Travelers' Tales GREECE : True Stories (2000) — Avustaja — 31 kappaletta
Slow Trains to Simla (1996) 29 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Collected Short Novels (1998) 25 kappaletta
Poems for Travellers (2019) 15 kappaletta
The Cold World 10 kappaletta
V.S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work (1972) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dispatches D1: In America (1656) 5 kappaletta
Grenzeloos (1999) 4 kappaletta
Theroux Travel Mix 'n' Match 2 (1996) 4 kappaletta
The White Man's Burden (1987) 4 kappaletta
Action 3 kappaletta
O Outro Lado do Paraíso (2015) 3 kappaletta
A Game of Dice 1 kappale
Debaixo da Onda em Waimea (2023) 1 kappale
Leper Colony 1 kappale
China Passage 1 kappale
El geólogo (2023) 1 kappale
Camp Echo (2019) 1 kappale
The Furies 1 kappale
VolPension 1 kappale
Vakantieverhalen — Avustaja — 1 kappale
The Widow 1 kappale
The Wicked Coast 1 kappale

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What Maisie Knew (1897) — Toimittaja, eräät painokset2,145 kappaletta, 42 arvostelua
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Ali and Nino (1937) — Jälkisanat, eräät painokset964 kappaletta, 48 arvostelua
The Nigger of the Narcissus and other stories (1897) — Johdanto, eräät painokset933 kappaletta, 11 arvostelua
Cape Cod (1865) — Johdanto, eräät painokset782 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Birthday Stories (2002) — Avustaja — 457 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Telling Tales (2004) — Avustaja — 346 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Bad Trips (1991) — Avustaja — 233 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (2004) — Avustaja — 229 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Sudden Fiction International: Sixty Short-Short Stories (1989) — Avustaja — 213 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (2008) — Avustaja — 211 kappaletta
The Best American Essays 1994 (1994) — Avustaja — 182 kappaletta
I Should Have Stayed Home: The Worst Trips of the Great Writers (1994) — Avustaja — 181 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Granta 88: Mothers (2004) — Avustaja — 164 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 29: New World (1989) — Avustaja — 153 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Murder & Other Acts of Literature (1997) — Avustaja — 149 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Granta 61: The Sea (1998) — Avustaja — 148 kappaletta
Granta 80: The Group (2002) — Avustaja — 147 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 48: Africa (1994) — Avustaja — 145 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Granta 69: The Assassin (2000) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta
Granta 44: The Last Place on Earth (1993) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 75: Brief Encounters (2001) — Avustaja — 125 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Granta 53: News (1996) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best American Travel Writing 2012 (2012) — Avustaja — 117 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Granta 40: The Womanizer (1992) — Avustaja — 115 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Norton Book of Travel (1987) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Heart of the Land: Essays on Last Great Places (1995) — Avustaja — 107 kappaletta
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (2016) — Avustaja — 103 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Granta 114: Aliens (2011) — Avustaja — 96 kappaletta
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Avustaja — 89 kappaletta
Great American Mystery Stories of the 20th Century (1989) — Avustaja — 76 kappaletta
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Oxford Book of Travel Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 74 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Avustaja — 69 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
The Best American Magazine Writing 2007 (2007) — Avustaja — 61 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Oxtravels: Meetings with Remarkable Travel Writers (2011) — Avustaja — 57 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Too Late to Turn Back (1938) — Johdanto, eräät painokset56 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Literary Traveller: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction (1994) — Avustaja — 54 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Cape Cod Stories: Tales from Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard (1996) — Avustaja — 52 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
Realms of Darkness (1985) — Avustaja — 45 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Oxford Book of English Love Stories (1996) — Avustaja — 37 kappaletta
The Best American Magazine Writing 2011 (2011) — Avustaja — 36 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
National Geographic Magazine 1984 v165 #6 June (1984) — Avustaja — 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Edge (2004) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta
Exotic Postcards: The Lure of Distant Lands (2007) — Johdanto — 32 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1989 v176 #3 September (1989) — Avustaja — 27 kappaletta
Sail Away: Stories of Escaping to Sea (2001) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta
National Geographic Magazine 1988 v173 #3 March (1988) — Avustaja — 26 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Avustaja — 19 kappaletta
Italie reisverhalen (2001) — Avustaja — 18 kappaletta
Naar huis (1994) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Travelers' Tales CENTRAL AMERICA : True Stories (2002) — Avustaja — 16 kappaletta
Fodor's railways of the world (1977) 13 kappaletta
Visions of America (1600) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset13 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Playboy Book of Short Stories (1995) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Best Detective Stories of the Year - 1978 (1978) — Avustaja — 8 kappaletta
Op reis met... — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Bruin's Midnight Reader (2021) — Avustaja, eräät painokset3 kappaletta
Best Detective Stories 1980 (1980) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta
Mexico reisverhalen — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta
The best of Playboy fiction, Volume 7 (1997) — Avustaja — 1 kappale

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I feel that I have grown old with Paul Theroux, and in this book, for the first time he really acknowledges his age. There is some wisdom in his return to the place he became a man, but equally frustrating. Overall, I appreciate how he cuts through things.

I was drawn to this book, because I did a similar journey in the other direction a year after him. In a way I felt that we were comparing notes.
 
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iamnader | 57 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 6, 2024 |
A fictionalized account of author George Orwell's experience as a young policeman in Burma and the experiences that influenced him to become a writer. While it started a little slow, interest grew as the story progresses and moves to a conclusion. Gave a very real "sense of place" and what it was like to be there during the colonial period. A recommended read for those interested in experiencing this time and place.
 
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jspurdy | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 29, 2024 |
An enjoyable novel in which the reader steps inside the mind and world of a young Etonian sent out to Mandalay and the Burmese countryside of the 1920s to dole out justice as a policeman and representative of the British Empire. It is supposedly George Orwell, but we can forget that and take it as fictional considering how much of this is fictional elaboration. Lovely descriptions of the Burmese world of pagodas and wetlands and rivers and villages. It is fascinating to visit a world where the British had the self-belief to think they could administer a land so distant and culturally alien to their own for the benefit of the locals. I will have to read Orwell's own novel Burmese Days next.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Tom.Wilson | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 27, 2024 |
Travel book is one of my favorite genres but as big as his reputation is, Theroux is not one of my favorite travel writers. In fact, I doubt I will read any more by him. I read his book about Patagonia some years ago and was surprised at how arrogant and negative he was. He didn't like any place he went. How did he get to be such a famous and popular travel writer? This book was no better. Oh, he writes well, but I don't enjoy his arrogance, and what is the point of traveling or reading about someone's travels if the traveler doesn't like any of the places he visits? I think what bothered me the most was his repeated statement that he was not a tourist; he was a traveler. Well, a Mediterranean cruise ship does not a traveler make. It makes for a tourist. He rarely stayed in any place for more than a day. That also makes for tourist. He did manage to speak to some interesting people (writers and dignitaries to whom he had some entree) but mostly he talked to taxi drivers. No, I doubt I will be reading any more Theroux. The best parts of the book were the writers and other books he mentioned. I made a note of several of them for future reading. The man may be arrogant and negative, but he is no fool.… (lisätietoja)
 
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dvoratreis | 15 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 22, 2024 |

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