Sunrise with Seamonsters: Travels and Discoveries 1964-1984 Paperback

by Paul Theroux (Author)

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Award winning Paul Theroux has written many iconic shorter pieces of travel writing which have been collected together in the captivating Sunrise with Seamonsters . Sunrise with Seamonsters is Paul Theroux's immensely entertaining collection of his shorter writings, ranging from sketches to critical essays. Each piece marks a new 'confrontation with the world' and throws new light on the political and social climate of diverse cultures such as those of New York, Singapore, Ireland and Malawi. Others give a lively portrayal of the people Theroux has met or books and landscapes which have inspired him. Above all, this is a fascinating perspective on two decades of travelling, writing and living away from home. As observant, intuitive, wry, inventive and eloquent as Graham Greene . ( Sunday Times ). Theroux is one of those damnably good writers for whom dullness is a cardinal sin and who seems unable to put a foot wrong. Certainly the brightest collection of essays to hit the streets in years . ( Irish Times ). One of the best literary travellers we have . ( Evening Standard ). American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony; his other non-fiction titles, Riding the Iron Rooster , The Happy Isles of Oceania , The Kingdom by the Sea , The Tao of Travel , Ghost Train to the Eastern Star , The Old Patagonian Express , The Great Railway Bazaar , Dark Star Safari , Fresh-air Fiend , Sir Vidia's Shadow', The Pillars of Hercules , and his novels and collections of short stories, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner The Mosquito Coast are available from Penguin.

  • Pages: 512
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9780241950500
  • Category: Travel

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