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Figures In A Landscape : People and Places - Paul Theroux

Figures In A Landscape

People and Places

Paperback Published: 7th May 2019
ISBN: 9780241977507
Number Of Pages: 416

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Classic essays and writings from the acclaimed travel writer collected for the first time.

Drawing together classic Theroux pieces from the past 14 years, this new collection offers a comprehensive and deeply searching portrait of its acclaimed author - a kind of autobiography through work.

Figures in a Landscape ranges from profiles of cultural icons (Oliver Sacks, Elizabeth Taylor, Robin Williams) to intimate personal remembrances; from thrilling adventures in Africa to literary writings from Theroux's rich and expansive personal reading. Collectively these pieces build up a fascinating portrait of Paul Theroux's restless, ever-curious mind.

About the Author

Paul Theroux was born in Medford, Massachusetts, in 1941, and published his first novel, Waldo, in 1967. He wrote his next three novels, Fong and the Indians, Girls at Play and Jungle Lovers, after a five-year stay in Africa. He subsequently taught at the University of Singapore, and during his three years there produced a collection of short stories, Sinning with Annie, and highly praised novel Saint Jack.

His other publications include The Black House (1974), a novel; The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia (1975), an account of his journey by train from London to Tokyo and back; The Family Arsenal (1976); The Consul's File (1977); Picture Palace (1978; winnner of the Whitread Literary Award); A Christmans Card (1978); The Old Patagonian Express (1979); World's End and Other Stories (1980); London Snow (1980); The Mosquito Coats , which was the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year for 1981 and the joint winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; The London Embassy (1982); The Kingdom by the Sea (1983); Doctor Slaughter (1985); Sunrise with Seamonsters (1985); The Imperial Way (1985); O-Zone (1986); Riding the Iron Rooster (1988); My Secret History (1989) and Chicago Loop (1990).

Paul Theroux is married with two children and divides his time between London and Cape Cod.

Industry Reviews

Wonderful... Evidence of both the breadth of Theroux's interests and his skill in bringing them to life - Sunday Times Culture

ISBN: 9780241977507
ISBN-10: 0241977509
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 7th May 2019
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.7  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1

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