At a glance:
- Author: Paul Theroux
- First Published: 1979
- Type of Work: Travel account
- Time of Work: 1978
- Setting: The United States, Mexico, Central America, and South America
- Genres: Nonfiction, Travel writing
- Subjects: 1970's, North America or North Americans, United States or Americans, Traveling or travelers, Twentieth century, Central America or Central Americans, South America or South Americans
- Locales: United States, Mexico, South America, North America, Central America and West Indies
A good travel book is a rare breed. The writer’s task not only of re-creating a foreign milieu with all its delights and entrapments but also of organizing the journey into a coherent narrative that will entice the adventurous reader is no small venture into an art form with very few finished products in this age. Paul Theroux took on the challenge in his highly successful The Great Railway Bazaar which swept the reader up in a four-month railroad excursion beginning in London and passing through Central Europe, Turkey, Afghanistan, India, Malaysia, the Soviet Union,...
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