The Tao of Travel
Enlightenments From Lives on the RoadBook - 2011
Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe by collecting the best writing on travel from the books that shaped him, as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel enumerates “The Contents of Some Travelers’ Bags” and exposes “Writers Who Wrote about Places They Never Visited”; tracks extreme journeys in “Travel as an Ordeal” and highlights some of “Travelers’ Favorite Places.” Excerpts from the best of Theroux’s own work are interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected:
Vladimir Nabokov J.R.R. Tolkien
Samuel Johnson Eudora Welty
Evelyn Waugh Isak Dinesen
Charles Dickens James Baldwin
Henry David Thoreau Pico Iyer
Mark Twain Anton Chekhov
Bruce Chatwin John McPhee
Freya Stark Peter Matthiessen
Graham Greene Ernest Hemingway
The Tao of Travel is a unique tribute to the pleasures and pains of travel in its golden age.
Baker & Taylor
A literary handbook by the acclaimed author of Ghost Train to the Eastern Star celebrates a half-century of travel that intersperses excerpts from Theroux's works with selections that have inspired him as written by such authors as Vladimir Nabokov, Evelyn Waugh and Henry David Thoreau. 25,000 first printing.
This attractive imitation leather bound volume presents collected excerpts from the works of famed travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux (The Great Railway Bazaar, Mosquito Coast). Taken from over forty years of travel experience, the texts offer a window into the author's philosophy of travel as well as his thoughts on the historical journeys of a variety of other authors. The brief entries are pleasant for browsing as well as reading straight through. The volume includes twenty-seven separate vignettes indexed by both people and places. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A collection of writings from Paul Theroux's fifty years of travel. Included are writings from other travelers such as Charles Dickens, Eudora Welty, Anton Chekhov, Ernest Hemingway and many others.
Presents excerpts of the author's own work interspersed with literary travel writings selected by the author that celebrate the virtues and the joy of travel.