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Deep South
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Deep South

Four Seasons on Back Roads. Winner of the ITB BuchAward in der Kategorie Das besondere Reisebuch / Ratgeber 2016, Hobby/Freizeit
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ISBN-13:
9780241969359
Einband:
B-Format
Seiten:
464
Autor:
Paul Theroux
Gewicht:
347 g
Format:
197x128x29 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Paul Theroux takes us on a riveting journey into the heart of the South, America's other country. Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, he writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets. With photographs by Steve McCurry.
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Beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to America, exploring the landscapes and communities of his homeland as an outsider for the first time

For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose. In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home.

Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, Paul Theroux writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets.

The South is a place of contradictions. There is the warm, open spirit of the soul food cafes, found in every town, no matter how small. There is the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly towns, long abandoned by the industries that built them. There are the state gun shows and the close-knit,subtly forlorn tribe of people who attend and run them. Deep in the heart of his native country, Theroux discovers a land more profoundly foreign than anything he has previously experienced.

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