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Translating La : A Tour of the Rainbow City - Peter Theroux

Translating La

A Tour of the Rainbow City

By: Peter Theroux, Jo Anne Metsch (Designed by), Henry Sene Yee (Designed by), John Humble (Photographer)

Paperback Published: 17th November 1995
ISBN: 9780393313949
Number Of Pages: 276

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At a time when it is America's leading candidate for the star role of Armageddon, Los Angeles still reigns as the destination par excellence and de facto trendsetter for the United States. Despite its curse of ancient and modern-day plagues-what other city can claim the rights to earthquakes and smog as well as riots and gang warfare?-Los Angeles remains the mythical source for the blood flowing through the American heart: the "pot of gold" that lies on the other coast of the rainbow. In Translating LA, Peter Theroux leads us beyond the rainbow in an affectionate and anecdotal guide to the human centers of Los Angeles. By bringing LA's thousand-and-one ethnic enclaves together with its broad range of social classes, Theroux understands LA by stretching across its fault lines with results that are "surprising and illuminating" (LA Reader). With its genuine sensitivity towards past, present, and future, Translating LA searches the souls of Angelenos to deliver a remarkable commentary on America's most complex and diverse city.

ISBN: 9780393313949
ISBN-10: 0393313948
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 17th November 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.67 x 14.12  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.35

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