Paul Theroux Other literary forms

Other literary forms

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

In addition to a steady stream of novels, Paul Theroux (thuh-REW) has published collections of short stories such as Sinning with Annie, and Other Stories (1972), World’s End (1980), and The Stranger at the Palazzo d’Oro, and Other Stories (2003). He has also published a volume of criticism, V. S. Naipaul: An Introduction to His Work (1972); a memoir, Sir Vidia’s Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents (1998); and two collections of children’s stories, A Christmas Card (1978) and London Snow: A Christmas Story (1979). He is well known as the author of many travel books, including The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia(1975), The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas (1979), and Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (2002). In addition to his books, Theroux has written numerous reviews and articles, many of them based on his perceptions of events in the non-Western world; these have appeared in newspapers and periodicals such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, the Sunday Times (of London), Harper’s, and Encounter.