• The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

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    DescriptionPaul 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.


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    Title
    The Tao of Travel
    Subtitle
    Enlightenments from Lives on the Road
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Theroux
    Physical properties
    Format: Leather / fine binding
    Number of pages: 285
    Width: 145 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780547336916
    ISBN 10: 0547336918
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13690
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 910.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    DC22: 910.4
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: P26108401
    LC classification: G180 .T47 2011
    LC subject heading:
    Edition
    1
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Imprint name
    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
    Publication date
    19 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, MA
    Review quote
    A "determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation." -"Kirkus Reviews "A "diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility..." -"Publishers Weekly"