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Paul Theroux - A ​vén patagóniai expressz
Mert ​miről is szól Theroux könyve? Az író beszáll a Bostonból induló vicinálisba, és gyakorlatilag a dél-amerikai kontinens legdélibb csücskén, Patagóniában száll ki belőle. És mi történik közben? Mindazok, akikről Stevenson fenti sorai szólnak, beszállnak a vonatba, és Theroux útitársai, riportalanyai, beszélgető partnerei lesznek. Az író közben ki-kipillant az ablakon. Időnként kiszáll a vonatból, és így a közbeeső városok lakói is "útitársai" lesznek. Így születnek érdekes portrék a Panama-csatorna, az Övezet kispolgári amerikai lakóiról, a futballrajongókról, a limai kolduló gyerekekről, Borgesről, a világhírű vak íróról... Ez a fantasztikus színes szőttes csodálatos tarkasággal terül az olvasó elé: éles zsánerképek, változatos táj, izgalmas találkozások, a szerző együttérzése a szegényekkel, a diktatúrák mélységes megvetése, leleplezése, humor és líra, irodalmi elmélyültség és vernei kalandok - mindez együtt a Vén Patagóniai Expressz.

Paul Theroux - Sunrise ​with Seamonsters
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").

Paul Theroux - The ​Kingdom by the Sea
After ​eleven years living as an American in London, Paul Theroux set out to travel clockwise round the coast and find out what Britain and the British are really like. It was 1982, the summer of the Falklands War, the ideal time, he found, to surprise the British into talking about themselves. The result makes superbly vivid and engaging reading.

Paul Theroux - El ​Tao del viajero
Paul ​Theroux celebra cincuenta años de viajar por el mundo y reúne lo mejor de su escritura de viajes, acompañada de extractos de libros que lo han formado como lector y viajero: Vladimir Nabokov, Samuel Johnson, Evelyn Waugh, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain o Ernest Hemingway se dan cita en estas páginas. Guía filosófica y libro de viajes a la vez, El Tao del viajero es un tributo único a los placeres del viaje en cualquier época. Una obra para regalar y atesorar, que marca el camino espiritual del viajero que todos somos.

Paul Theroux - The ​Last Train to Zona Verde
Heading ​north from Cape Town, through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Angola, Paul Theroux makes a final journey along Africa's western edge. The end of the line is the Congo but Theroux discovers that his trip's pleasures are tempered by a growing sense that the Africa which so long ago helped form him has vanished, along with the hopes of many of its people. Yet after 2,500 miles Theroux finds that though this will be his ultimate African adventure there are still surprises to be found by the traveller prepared to step off the beaten track.

Paul Theroux - A ​londoni nagykövetség
"Ez ​a fogadás, ez már Londonban volt. A meghívókon ott állt a nevem.(X. Y. megérkezésének tiszteletére...) A vendégeket gonddal válogatták össze. Nekik szórakozást jelentett a fogadás, esti programot. Nekünk, követségieknek, túlórázást. De bántam is én. Mindig is Londonba vágytam .Londonban akárkivel találkozhat az ember, akármit csinálhat, akárhová mehet. London a civilizált világ központja, a legjobb hely Európában, az utolsó lakható nagyváros. Az amerikaiaknak, ha utazni akarnak, London jut először az eszükbe: szórakoztató, barátságos, nyitott város, és minden angol nyelven beszélőnek szellemi otthona. Amióta az eszemet tudom, mindig is Londonba akartam jönni. Azonkívül ez előléptetést is jelentett: a malaysiai kisvárosban Ayer Hitam-i konzulként FS-5 volt a besorolásom, most pedig FS-4 lettem, politikai munkatárs. A beosztásom, POL-1, nem tévesztendő össze a POL-2-vel, amely a CIA-nál használatos<<, a harmadik emeleti tagoknál>>, ahogy a londoni nagykövetségen nevezték őket . A szónak csak a legáltalánosabb, legártalmatlanabb értelmében voltam tehát kémnek tekinthető."

Paul Theroux - Ghost ​Train to the Eastern Star
In ​Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train (mostly) through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia. In short, he traverses all of Asia top to bottom, and end to end. In the three decades since he first travelled this route, Asia has undergone phenomenal change. The Soviet Union has collapsed, China has risen, India booms, Burma slowly smothers, and Vietnam prospers despite the havoc unleashed upon it the last time Theroux passed through. He witnesses all this and more in a 25,000 mile journey, travelling as the locals do, by train, car, bus, and foot. His odyssey takes him from Eastern Europe, still hungover from Communism, through tense but thriving Turkey, into the Caucasus, where Georgia limps back toward feudalism while its neighbour Azerbaijan revels in oil-driven capitalism. As he penetrates deeper into Asia’s heart, his encounters take on an otherworldly cast. The two chapters that follow show us Turkmenistan, a profoundly isolated society at the mercy of an almost comically egotistical dictator, and Uzbekistan, a ruthless authoritarian state. From there, he retraces his steps through India, Mayanmar, China, and Japan, providing his penetrating observations on the changes these countries have undergone. Brilliant, caustic, and totally addictive, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is Theroux at his very best.

Paul Theroux - The ​Mosquito Coast
In ​a breathtaking adventure story, the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle, determined to build a civilization better than the one they've left. Fleeing from an America he sees as mired in materialism and conformity, he hopes to rediscover a purer life. But his utopian experiment takes a dark turn when his obsessions lead the family toward unimaginable danger.

Paul Theroux - Doctor ​Slaughter
Women ​hate me,' thought Lauren Slaughter, newly arrived in London to write a thesis on oil revenue. But men were a different matter. Men admired - and wanted - her for her striking good looks and ability to please. She despised most of them, but she needed their money, and London had to offer more to a pretty American than a cold, uncomfortable Brixton flat. So Lauren welcomed the anonymous introduction to Mayfair's Jasmine Escort Agency, oblivious to the danger and quite unaware - until it was too late - that money was not all that was involved. Filmed as Half Moon Street.

Paul Theroux - Diplomás ​örömlány
Lauren ​Slaughter fiatal, vonzó, elvált amerikai nő. Közgazdasági diplomája van, és nincsenek gátlásai. Londonban kap kutatói állást, és eltökéli, hogy meghódítja az ellenszenves, idegen várost. Ennek érdekében habozás nélkül elszegődik egy roppant nagystílű "partnerszolgálathoz", és attól fogva kettős életet él: nappal a Perzsa-öböl térségének olajérdekeltségeit tanulmányozza elméletileg, este (és éjjel) a jórészt ugyaninnen Londonba érkező, anyagiakban bővelkedő, ám hölgytársaságra éhes látogatók gyakorlati igényeit elégíti ki. Jelszava: Mindent a vevőért! Így aztán csakhamar jelentékeny vevőkörre, szép lakásra, ruhatárra tesz szert, másodállása jóvoltából bekerül a legelegánsabb körökbe, és a felcsipegetett értesüléseket kutatóintézeti munkájában is hasznosítja. Miden arra vall, hogy elérte célját, London a lábainál hever - mígnem egy váratlan és baljós fordulat gyökeresen más megvilágításba helyezi oly tündökletesnek látszó gyors karrierjét...

Paul Theroux - Dark ​Star Safari
Paul ​Theroux sets off for Cape Town from Cairo -- the hard way. 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.

Paul Theroux - The ​Tao of Travel
Paul ​Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, through South Asia, then South-East Asia, up through East Asia, as far east as Japan, and then back across Russia to his point of origin. Although perhaps best known as a travel writer, Theroux has also published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films. He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast. ------ 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. -Book Jacket

Paul Theroux - On ​the Plain of Snakes
Paul ​Theroux has spent his life crisscrossing the globe in search of the histories and peoples that give life to the places they call home. Now, after journeying through the heart of the Deep South in his last book, he crosses the border, into Mexico, one of the most vibrant, complex and at times dangerous countries in the world. Traversing first the entire length of the US—Mexico border, on the contested track of Trump's mythic wall, he then turns south, deep into the hinterland, following the back roads of Chiapas and Oaxaca, eyes and ears ever attuned to the people and the places he encounters. In the desert region of Sonora, he finds a place brimming with charm, yet visibly marked by both the US Border Patrol looming to the north and mounting discord from within. He visits Zapotec mezcal distillers in the highlands, and attends a Zapatista party meeting, communing with people of all stripes who remain south of the border even as their families brave the journey north. What begins as a simple journey in the Mexican sunshine becomes a leap in the dark — a compulsion to ‘keep going until I ran out of road’, across a landscape and terrain of extremes, from sheer beauty to stark poverty. Compassionate, insightful and iconoclastic, this is Mexico as encountered by our finest living travel writer, in one of his most artful and delightful books yet.

Paul Theroux - Picture ​Palace
World-famous ​photographer Maude Coffin Pratt has pointed her lens at the beautiful, obscure, and obscene, and at the private places and public parts of the famous, from Gertrude Stein to Graham Greene. When the seventy-year-old Maude rummages through her archives in preparation for a triumphant retrospective, the resurrected images unleash a flood of suppressed memories -- of her extraordinary life, her celebrated subjects, and the dark, painful secret at the core of her existence.

Paul Theroux - The ​Happy Isles of Oceania
Paul ​Theroux invites us to join him on one of his most exotic and tantalizing adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles. Theroux is a mesmerizing narrator – brilliant, witty, keenly perceptive as he floats through Gauguin landscapes, sails in the wake of Captain Cook and recalls the bewitching tales of Jack London and Robert Louis Stevenson. Alone in his kayak, paddling to seldom visited shores, he glides through time and space, discovering a world of islands, their remarkable people, and in turn, happiness.

Paul Theroux - Elefanta ​Suite
Tres ​desasosegantes novelas cortas, cargadas de tensión y sexo, pero también de belleza y reflexión, en las que los tópicos de la India como remanso de paz saltan en mil pedazos… En Monkey Hill, un matrimonio de ricos norteamericanos comprueba cómo la búsqueda de lo desconocido y exótico se convierte en pesadilla… La Puerta de la India muestra un intercambio de escenarios profesionales entre un abogado de Boston y uno de Bombay… En El dios elefante se plantea la dificultad de conciliar tradición y modernidad, así como el peligro de intentar vivir en dos culturas a la vez…

Paul Theroux - Afrika, ​fekete csillag
A ​világszerte ismert, népszerű író, Paul Theroux fogja magát, rábök a földgolyó egyik pontjára, Afrikára, és nekivág egy szál maga, minden kíséret, védelem, hivatalos támogatás nélkül. Vakmerő utazása a sötét kontinens északi pólusától, Kairótól a déli csúcsig, Fokvárosig vezet a világ leghosszabb, legveszélyesebb, egyben legfantasztikusabb útján. Megy bozótbuszon, haldokló teherautón, kofavonaton, tankhajón és fatörzsből kivájt kenun, átlép kilenc vad határt, megmerül Egyiptom, Szudán, Etiópia, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambik, Zimbabwe és Dél-Afrika mélységeiben, dacol országúti rablókkal, lázhozó rovarokkal, packázó hivatalnokokkal, állja a sivatag hevét és a sártengert fakasztó monszunt. Nyomorultak közt jár, éli az életüket, eszi az ételüket, issza a vizüket, alkalmazkodik szokásaikhoz, nem finnyáskodik, nem fölényeskedik, nem játssza el a kényes, fehér turistát. Egyetlen fegyvere a kíváncsiság. Mindenkivel elbeszélget, aki az útjába akad: alkalmi segítőkkel, hangos kéregetőkkel, rongyos részegekkel, életüket Afrikának szentelő orvosokkal, börtönök poklát megjárt értelmiségiekkel, földjüktől elűzött dél-afrikai fehér telepesekkel és fekete birtokfoglalókkal. A saját bőrén tapasztalja Afrika minden kínját és örömét, és tapasztalatait színes sztorik, lélegzetelállító tájleírások, szociografikus életképek, szellemes elemzések formájában osztja meg olvasójával, aki ez után a könyv után nemcsak érdekes tudnivalókkal lesz gazdagabb, hanem jobban eligazodik majd a világpolitikai összefüggésekben, Afrika nehéz jelenének és kétes jövőjének kérdéseiben, És bizonyosan megszereti ezt a nagyzserű földrészt.

Paul Theroux - Kowloon ​Tong
Ninety-nine ​years of colonial rule are ending as the British prepare to hand over Hong Kong to China. For Betty Mullard and her son, Bunt, it doesn't concern them - until the mysterious Mr. Hung from the mainland offers them a large sum for their family business. They refuse, yet fail to realize Mr. Hung is unlike the Chinese they've known: he will accept no refusals. When a young female employee whom Bunt has been dating vanishes, he is forced to make important decisions for the first time in his life - but his good intentions are pitted against the will of Mr. Hung and the threat of the ultimate betrayal.

Paul Theroux - The ​Great Railway Bazaar
First ​published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

Paul Theroux - Fresh ​Air Fiend
Written ​in his distinctive and evocative style, Paul Theroux's "Fresh-Air Fiend" is a collection of his short travel writing from 1985 through 2000. From Hong Kong to Honolulu, through China and the USA, Theroux throws new light on both familiar territories and unknown corners of the earth.

Paul Theroux - Riding ​the Iron Rooster
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.

Paul Theroux - The ​Pillars of Hercules
The ​Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean is a travelogue written by the American travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux. It concerns a year-and-a-half long expedition around the shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea from one of Hercules' Pillars (Gibraltar) to the other (Ceuta) undertaken during 1993-94. Theroux recounts his experiences from the many diverse countries that border the shores of the sea, including the war-torn Yugoslavia (this was shortly before the break-up of the former republic), the troubled Levant and the recently liberated Albania.

Paul Theroux - Under ​the Wave at Waimea
Joe ​Sharkey knows he is past his prime. Now in his sixties, the once-legendary 'Shark' is still revered by the younger surfers around the breaks on the north shore of Oahu, but his sponsors have moved on, and Joe wonders what new future awaits him on the horizon. Uninterrupted quality time with the ocean, he hopes. Life has other plans. When he accidentally hits and kills a man near Waimea while drunk-driving, he fears he will never rebound. Under the direction of his stubbornly loyal girlfriend Olive, he throws himself into uncovering his victim's story. But what they find in Max Mulgrave is entirely unexpected: a shared history – and refuge in the sea. Set on the stunning Hawaiian coast, Theroux's new novel captures the glory and nostalgia of looking back at a rich and adventurous past, while learning to ride out life's next unexpected wave.

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