eBook The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas download
by Paul Theroux
Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Mariner Books; Reissue edition (November 7, 1989)
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The Old Patagonian Express book.
The Old Patagonian Express book. He travelled almost exclusively by train – many different trains – and took it him about two months to reach his final destination, at Esquel. From the snow of North America, through the heat of Central and South America and finally the barren desert of Patagonia I found myself held spellbound throughout.
One of us on that sliding subway train was clearly not heading for work
One of us on that sliding subway train was clearly not heading for work. But why be coy? I had woken in my old bedroom, in the house where I had spent the best part of my life. The snow lay deep around the house, and there were frozen footprints across the yard to the garbage can. A blizzard had just visited, another was expected to blow in soon.
PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. The book reads like a diary of his travel from Boston to Tierra del Fuego, most of the time by train. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. At the beginning of his train trip he meets a self-centered young woman who gives him a rundown of her dietary needs and "sensitivities.
The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America
The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston’s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina’s most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and plummet, he describes the people he encountered – thrown in with the tedious, and unavoidable, Mr Thornberry in Limón and reading to the legendary blind writer, Jorge Luis Borges, in Buenos Aires.
The Old Patagonian Express. By Train through the Americas. Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States
The Old Patagonian Express. Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States. After graduating from university in 1963, he travelled to Italy and then Africa, where he worked as a teacher in Malawi and as a lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda. In 1968 he joined the University of Singapore and taught in the Department of English for three years.
By Train Through The Americas. That train was the one piece of life in all the deadly land; it was the one actor, the one spectacle fit to be observed in this paralysis of man and nature. And when I think how the railroad has been pushed through this unwatered wilderness and haunt of savage tribes. how at each stage of the construction, roaring, impromptu cities, full of gold and lust and death, sprang up and then died away again, and are now but wayside stations in the desert; how in these uncouth places pig-tailed Chinese pirates worked side.
Starting out from his home town in Massachusetts, via Boston and Chicago, Theroux travels by train across the North American plains to Laredo, Texas.
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Each time Paul Theroux takes a trip - "The Great Railway Bazaar, Riding . And he has never been sharper than in "The Old Patagonian Express.
Each time Paul Theroux takes a trip - "The Great Railway Bazaar, Riding the Iron Rooster" - the result is unmistakably Paul Theroux. His renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod. Библиографические данные. The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas.