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The Great Railway Bazaar
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

The Great Railway Bazaar

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-09-01
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. For us now, as much as for Theroux then, to visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic - and with what we have since lost. Praise for Paul ...

Basar auf Schienen
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 432

Basar auf Schienen

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-05-18
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 496

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-29
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a journey from London to Asia by train. Thirty years ago Paul Theroux left London and travelled across Asia and back again by train. His account of the journey - The Great Railway Bazaar - was a landmark book and made his name as the foremost travel writer of his generation. Now Theroux makes the trip all over again. Through Eastern Europe, India and Asia to discover the changes that have swept the continents, and also to learn what an old man will make of a young man's journey. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a brilliant chronicle of change and an exploration of how travel is 'the saddest of pleasures'. 'A dazzler, giving us the highs and...

Hotel Honolulu
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 528

Hotel Honolulu

Das Hotel Honolulu auf Hawaii, nicht weit vom Strand, hat seine besten Tage lange hinter sich. Achtzig Zimmer - achtzig Gäste - achtzig Geschichten: ein eigenes Universum. Hier wird ein Schriftsteller unverhofft Manager und findet in den Geschichten der liebenswert-exzentrischen Hotelgäste genug Stoff für ein ganzes Leben. Im Hotel Honolulu steigen Hochzeitsreisende, Strandurlauber, ruhelose Seelen und notorische Lügner ab. Hier treffen sich Hawaiianer und Urlaubsgäste, und sie alle sind auf der Suche nach etwas: Sonne, Liebe, Glück - und manche Sehnsüchte bleiben namenlos. Buddy Hamstra, der verschwenderische Lebemann und Hotelbesitzer, bietet einem Schriftsteller den Posten als Hote...

The Old Patagonian Express
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 432

The Old Patagonian Express

Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry in Costa Rica, the bogus priest of Cali, and the blind Jorge Luis Borges, who delights in having Theroux read Robert Louis Stevenson to him.

Kowloon Tong
  • Language: de
  • Pages: 253

Kowloon Tong

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1997
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Riding the Iron Rooster
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Riding the Iron Rooster

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-12-15
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Paul Theroux left Victoria Station on a rainy Saturday in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border – the relaxing way, even. He would read a little, take notes, eat regular meals and gaze contentedly out of windows. The reality, of course, was very different. In fact, Theroux experienced a decidedly odd and unexpected trip to China that set the challenging tone for his epic year-long rail journey around that vast, inscrutable land – a journey which involved riding nearly every train in the country. ‘Wry, humorful and occasionally querulous ... as Theroux makes excruciatingly clear, travelling alone in the Middle Kingdom is not for the faint of heart or stomach’ Time.

Dark Star Safari
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 512

Dark Star Safari

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-11-24
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

Dark Star Safari is Paul Theroux's now classic account of a journey from Cairo to Cape Town. Travelling across bush and desert, down rivers and across lakes, and through country after country, Theroux visits some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth, and some of the most dangerous. It is a journey of discovery and of rediscovery -- of the unknown and the unexpected, but also of people and places he knew as a young and optimistic teacher forty years before. Safari in Swahili simply means "journey", and this is the ultimate safari. It is Theroux in his element -- a trip where chance encounter is everything, where departure and arrival times are an irrelevance, and where contentment can be...

Waldo
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

Waldo

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1993
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Een jongeman ervaart een aantal bizarre confrontaties met het leven.

The Last Train to Zona Verde
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 448

The Last Train to Zona Verde

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-05-30
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of Paul Theroux. 'Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,' writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey though the continent he knows and loves best. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northwards in a new direction, up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, then on into Angola, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line. Journeying alone through the greenest continent in what he feels will be his last African journey, Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the intineraries o...