The Great Railway Bazaar

The author relates an account of the landscapes, characters, mishaps, and adventures he encountered on his grand railroad excursion from London to Tokyo and back again on such classics as the Orient, Mandalay, and Trans-Siberian Expresses

The Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)


Page: 379

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The author relates an account of the landscapes, characters, mishaps, and adventures he encountered on his grand railroad excursion from London to Tokyo and back again on such classics as the Orient, Mandalay, and Trans-Siberian Expresses

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a journey from London to Asia by train.

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930799

Page: 496

View: 387

Paul Theroux's Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a journey from London to Asia by train. Winner of the Stanford Dolman Lifetime Contribution to Travel Writing Award 2020 Thirty years ago Paul Theroux left London and travelled across Asia and back again by train. His account of the journey - The Great Railway Bazaar - was a landmark book and made his name as the foremost travel writer of his generation. Now Theroux makes the trip all over again. Through Eastern Europe, India and Asia to discover the changes that have swept the continents, and also to learn what an old man will make of a young man's journey. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star is a brilliant chronicle of change and an exploration of how travel is 'the saddest of pleasures'. 'A dazzler, giving us the highs and lows of his journey and tenderness and acerbic humour . . . fellow-travelling weirdoes, amateur taxi drivers, bar-girls and long-suffering locals are brought vividly to life' Spectator 'Fans of Theroux are not likely to be disappointed. Theroux has great descriptive skill . . . the world is slightly less unknown by virtue of reading the book' Sunday Telegraph 'Relaxed, curious, confident, surprisingly tender. Theroux's writing has an immediate, vivid and cursory quality that gives it a collective strength' Sunday Times 'A brilliant eye, readable and vivid. Theroux has still got it' Observer 'Fascinating, a joy to read' Tatler Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

The Great Railway Bazaar : By Train through Asia , published in 1975 , was an
instant bestseller that prompted Theroux to divide his subsequent writing career
between novels and travelogues . The journey itself begins and ends in London ...

The Global Politics of Contemporary Travel Writing

Author: Debbie Lisle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521867801

Page: 299

View: 646

This book brings the 'serious' world of politics to the 'superficial' world of contemporary travel writing.

British Rail 1974 1997

13 Endgame How well did Britain's nationalised railway industry perform over its
last two decades ? To what ... 13.1 The ' great railway bazaar ' From April 1994
British Rail effectively ceased to exist as an integrated public sector operator .

British Rail 1974 1997

Author: Terence Richard Gourvish

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199269099

Page: 705

View: 255

Britain's privatised railways inspire considerable debate about organisation, financing, and development. This volume provides an account of the progress made by British Rail prior to privatisation.

Railway Heritage and Tourism

Theroux (1975: 7) It would be difficult to summarize our fascination, love and
even obsession with trains and train travel any better than Paul Theroux did in his
seminal work The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia. As a child in ...

Railway Heritage and Tourism

Author: Michael V. Conlin

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414381

Page: 296

View: 815

This is the first book of its kind to examine railway heritage in the context of tourism in a comprehensive, internationally relevant manner. It explores the challenges faced by developers and operators of railway heritage destinations including financial, legal and managerial sustainability in the modern tourism industry. These themes are exemplified by a variety of case studies of railway heritage in tourism from regions around the world including North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Australasia. The volume will be of particular interest to scholars of cultural tourism as well as researchers and practitioners of industrial heritage tourism, along with graduate and senior undergraduate students.

The Old Patagonian Express

Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to ‘the end of the line’.

The Old Patagonian Express

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141930772

Page: 448

View: 818

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. Witty, sharply observed and beautifully written, this is a richly evocative account of travelling to ‘the end of the line’.

Last Call for the Dining Car

The Daily Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys Michael Kerr ... has
plugged Britain into the Continent's super-fast railway network, making flight-free
travel quick, comfortable and easy. ... The Great Railway Bazaar, it is a travelling

Last Call for the Dining Car

Author: Michael Kerr

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 1845137493

Page: 204

View: 824

Ever since Paul Theroux embarked in London on the first train of his Great Railway Bazaar, railways have been a rich source for the best travel writing. This is truer than ever in the twenty-first century. As the environmental implications of relentless air travel cast an ominous shadow over the prospect of foreign adventure, the opportunity to jump on a train at St Pancras and be whisked straight to the continent offers a wonderful alternative. Train travel has assumed a new pragmatic importance as well as romance – which is no doubt why so many more tour companies are offering a great train ride as part of their holiday itineraries. Now, Michael Kerr, the Telegraph’s deputy Travel Editor, has burrowed deep in the newspaper’s archives and collected together the very best of its writings about the railway: here are journeys non-stop from London to Vladivostok; across the Canadian Rockies; the first train to traverse Australia from Darwin to Alice Springs; and on the teeming, crawling, travelling adventure of Indian railways. In scenes much more familiar to the British commuter, Boris Johnson discovers his “inner McEnroe” thanks to signal failure in the Midlands, and Michael Palin samples the delights of British Rail Inter-City. This is an anthology that will appeal to the railway buff and the armchair traveller alike; to anyone who has ever Inter-railed in their youth and everyone nostalgic for the days when the only way to cross a continent was by train.

Book Review Index

Book Review Index

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Book Review Index Cumulation

ISBN: 9780787665791


View: 214

'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

A Sense of Place

Great Travel Writers Talk About Their Craft, Lives, and Inspiration Michael
Shapiro ... are wonderful_ Books Theroux's 1975 travel narrative, are not Written
by angels_ The Great Railway Bazaar, set the they're Written by human beings
tone for ...

A Sense of Place

Author: Michael Shapiro

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361812

Page: 312

View: 829

In A Sense of Place, journalist/travel writer Michael Shapiro goes on a pilgrimage to visit the world's great travel writers on their home turf to get their views on their careers, the writer's craft, and most importantly, why they chose to live where they do and what that place means to them. The book chronicles a young writer’s conversations with his heroes, writers he's read for years who inspired him both to pack his bags to travel and to pick up a pen and write. Michael skillfully coaxes a collective portrait through his interviews, allowing the authors to speak intimately about the writer's life, and how place influences their work and perceptions. In each chapter Michael sets the scene by describing the writer's surroundings, placing the reader squarely in the locale, whether it be Simon Winchester's Massachusetts, Redmond O'Hanlon's London, or Frances Mayes's Tuscany. He then lets the writer speak about life and the world, and through quiet probing draws out fascinating commentary from these remarkable people. For Michael it’s a dream come true, to meet his mentors; for readers, it's an engaging window onto the twin landscapes of great travel writers and the world in which they live.

All Aboard

—Nathaniel Hawthorne, The House of Seven Gables “I have seldom heard a
train go by and not wished I was on it.” —Paul Theroux, The Great Railway
Bazaar 12 13 CONTENTS Acknowledgments ix Foreword: Rediscovering the
Train xi.

All Aboard

Author: Jim Loomis

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569761892

Page: 384

View: 337

“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.

A Reader s Book of Days True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

BORN: 1934 David Halberstam (The Best and the Brightest), New York City 1941
Paul Theroux (The Great Railway Bazaar), Medford, Mass. DIED: 1955 Pierre
Teilhard de Chardin (The Phenomenon of Man), 73, New York City 1966 Evelyn

A Reader s Book of Days  True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241491

Page: 416

View: 417

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

In the 1970s, a renewed interest saw the publication of two modern classics: Paul
Theroux's The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), which charts the author's four month
journey across Asia, and Bruce Chatwin's In Patagonia (1977), an account of ...

Key Concepts in Creative Writing

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137118962

Page: 224

View: 644

A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

Romancing the East

This surely must be one of his greatest irritations, the larger one being that those
same books are more highly regarded ... His early books were novels set in
Africa, but it was The Great Railway Bazaar, a chronicle of his journey by train
from ...

Romancing the East

Author: Jerry Hopkins

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911870

Page: 288

View: 368

Profiling individual, legendary authors, best-selling author Jerry Hopkins combines his research and his own experiences as a longtime expatriate with an intimate knowledge of Asia and offers us a unique perspective on the impact of Eastern culture in Western literature. From the time of Marco Polo's trek across the Central Asian desert to the empire of the mighty Kahn, no other place on earth, not the languid South Pacific or even deepest, darkest Africa has so challenged and enchanted the Western imagination as have the fabled lands of the East! However soaked in blood its history and no matter how unsettling its social conditions and poverty, Asia has never lost its irresistible attraction or mystic. It has long been an inspiration for Western novelists, so much so that more than 5000 novels have been set in Asia in the English language alone. Storied names like Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Pearl S. Buck, George Orwell, Graham Greene, E.M. Forster and many more have used their experiences in Asia as a vibrant backdrop for some of the world's most famous works of literature.

Fresh Air Fiend

The Great Railway Bazaar HAD BEEN TRAVELING for more than ten years — in
Europe , Asia , and Africa - and it had not occurred to me to write a travel book . I
had always somewhat disliked travel books ; they seemed self - indulgent ...

Fresh Air Fiend

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618126934

Page: 466

View: 753

The travel writer shares his essays on a host of his favorite destinations, including Hong Kong, Maine, Africa, and the Pacific islands.

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Nowadays , such is the pace of change , you have to be old , eccentric or a tourist
to cross the United States by train . ... The Great Railway Bazaar , served as a text
during the making of the TV programmes Great Railway Journeys of the World ...

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Dutton Adult


Page: 182

View: 322

The Best Travel Writing 2010

The success of Paul Theroux's The Great Railway Bazaar, with its sales of 1.5
million copies, had dramatically breathed new life into the sort of travel memoir
that had flourished in an earlier age, but which had languished since the
European ...

The Best Travel Writing 2010

Author: James O'Reilly

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 1932361898

Page: 352

View: 116

The Best Travel Writing 2010 is the seventh volume in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing — from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisine. In The Best Travel Writing 2010 readers will explore the mysteries of superstition in Cameroon, discover the meaning of life with an Irish carpenter on a long flight, take adopted children to Korea on a Homeland Tour, delve deep into a sacred Japanese pilgrimage, travel solo in Panama's forbidding Darien jungle, comprehend the nuances of bargaining in Senegal...and much more.

Be a Travel Writer Live your Dreams Sell your Features

The more you get involved, the better the results for travel writing isn't just about
places, it's also about people. Remember Paul Theroux' famous line in The Great
Railway Bazaar:“I sought trains, I found passengers.” Top tips 1. Be flexible and ...

Be a Travel Writer  Live your Dreams  Sell your Features

Author: Solange Hando

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780999437

Page: 114

View: 351

Break into Travel Writing, Make it Pay the Easy Way.

Postmodernism and After

... a long-established genre in Great Britain, the travel book or travelogue, 1977
seems to be appropriate. Although it has to be pointed out that Paul Theroux's
The Great Railway Bazaar (1975), his account of a long train journey through
Asia, ...

Postmodernism and After

Author: Regina Rudaitytė

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443810320

Page: 220

View: 490

The present collection of academic articles is an attempt to reflect on new openings and recent developments in literature, literary theory and culture which seem to point beyond postmodernism and register a return to traditional concepts, theoretical premises and authorial practices. Interestingly enough, forty years after the publication of John Barth’s seminal essay “The Literature of Exhaustion” (1967), the book is trying to diagnose the exhaustion of postmodernism, which was predicted by David Lodge already two decades ago. It also attempts to trace the signs in contemporary literature indicating that postmodernism is past its heyday, that it is losing or has lost its shine, fascination and attraction and that writers have been turning to the “old” or pre-modern forms, practices and strategies. Herbert Grabes’ comprehensive and illuminating article “From the Postmodern to the Pre-Modern: More Recent Changes in Literature, Art, and Theory” which opens and sets the tone for this collection of essays is a major assessment of new developments in literary culture, focusing on the evolution of the postmodern to the premodern mode; it also highlights the role and current popularity of cultural studies and cultural history – theoretical movements which have been prevailing for some time now after the end of deconstruction. The articles assembled in this collection are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives; they differ in scope and methodology, and their focus ranges from the postmodern, intertextual aspect to the open questioning of it and to more recent developments in the literary culture. Focusing on literary icons like A.S. Byatt, John Banville, Margaret Atwood, Umberto Eco, Vladimir Nabokov (but also extending into a less-known regions – geographically as well), they invite reconsideration and reconceptualization of such key notions as “truth”, meaning production, textuality and literary interpretation. This book aims at opening fresh discussion, debate and reflection on the new age reaching beyond postmodernism, and the budding literary mode, whatever labels we might stick to it.

The Art of the Book Proposal

The subtitle of Guerrilla Marketing is Secrets for Making Big Profits from Your
Small Business. The subtitle of Paul Theroux's book The Great Railway Bazaar is
By Train Through Asia. While subtitles run the gamut—some long, some short, ...

The Art of the Book Proposal

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440650451

Page: 288

View: 836

Here is an expert's guide through the elements of a nonfiction book proposal, including the outline, chapter summaries, marketing/publicity, book and chapter titles, and more. Filled with exercises designed to help a writer conceive and create a desirable proposal, and checklists to keep track of the project's progress, The Art of the Book Proposal provides the framework on which to build a great idea, as well as intelligent, empathetic instruction on how to produce a proposal that will capture the interest of an agent or editor. While most how-to writing books focus only on the nuts and bolts of putting a proposal together, Maisel, considered by many to be America's foremost expert on the psychological side of the creative process, also helps the writer overcome mental barriers to producing the best work possible. Using a holistic approach to the sometimes unglamorous work of designing a proposal, his guide enables a writer to transform an idea into a book.

The World Is What It Is

... reviews India: A Million Mutinies Now, ref1; letters to VSN, ref1, ref2, ref3, ref4,
ref5, ref6, ref7; The Great Railway Bazaar, ref1; The Mosquito Coast, ref1; My
Other Life, ref1, ref2; My Secret History, ref1; obituary of Pat, ref1;SirVidia's
Shadow, ...

The World Is What It Is

Author: Patrick French

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330464930

Page: 450

View: 775

This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary and enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture. ‘Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I’ve ever read’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘A brilliant biography: exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone . . . Reading it I was enthralled – and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)’ Spectator ‘A masterly performance . . . If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished’ Allan Massie, Literary Review ‘Remarkable. This biography will change the way we read Naipaul’s books’ Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday