Author: Moritz Thomsen
Author: Moritz Thomsen
Author: Moritz Thomsen
(The book's title comes from a line in Paul Theroux's novel, Picture Palace: "
Travel is the saddest of the pleasures.") Thomsen, who stayed in Ecuador
following his mid-nineteen-sixties Peace Corps stint, pledged allegiance to
nothing except ...
Author: James O'Reilly
Publisher: Travelers' Tales
Epilogue STAYING BEHIND The Saddest Pleasure " Travel is a vanishing act , "
writes Paul Theroux , " a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion
. . . . But a travel book is the opposite , the loner bouncing back bigger than life ...
Author: Terry Caesar
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
The Saddest Pleasure: Fractured Time, Pattern and Composition The Saddest
Pleasure(Baranay, 1989b) is a collection of short prose in three parts: travel
diaries, short stories and a novella. There are surprises here for me as the
Author: Graeme Harper
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
The wild buck bells from ferny brake , The coot dives merry on the lake , The
saddest heart might pleasure take To see all nature gay . But June is to our
Sovereign dear The heaviest month in all the year ; . . . Still in his conscience
burns the ...
Author: William Haig Miller
Publisher: New York, R. Carter & brothers
The novel takes us into the life of a classy call girl and looks at how sex functions
in contemporary society . Her next novel , The Saddest Pleasure ( 1989 ) has
three parts — the first part is travel writing , the “ saddest pleasure , ” of the title ,
Author: Sunita Sinha
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
I found his memoir of this trip, The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers, to
be utterly enthralling. (Graham Greene once described travel as “the saddest
pleasure.”) Originally published in 1990 and now, alas, long out of print, it is
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
in Pearl Street , where those pitiless big granite stores are now ; and , I don't
know why , but the idea of any human baby being born in Pearl Street seemed to
me one of the saddest things I'd ever heard of . ” Here Cousin Lucy went to the ...
Author: William Dean Howells
The saddest thing of all was I saw that people couldn't be any way but what they
are. Even when doing right they are apt to be doing something else wrong. The
pile of chestnut logs Tom had sawed and left to season for crossties set between
Author: Robert Morgan
Publisher: Algonquin Books
At that moment, he was the saddest man in the world. I had a fantasy as a kid,
awful to admit, especially now, that I wanted Mom to go first, because I fancied
having Dad to myself, even if it was only for a short while. I was looking forward to
Author: John Taylor
Why are boxes at a theatre the saddest places of public amusement ? 164 . Why
is the most discontented man the most easily satisfied ? 65 . Why are ripe
potatoes in the ground like thieves ? 16 . Why is it unjust to blame cabmen for
Author: Laura Valentine
The unplanned setting near Chernobyl looks so foreboding that you will feel you'
ve just stepped into the saddest circle of hell, and some scenes that had to be
improvised turned out much creepier than planned. (Ifyou wonder why Mother ...
Author: Bartłomiej Paszylk
Among the saddest sights I witnessed in Kazimierz was in one of the more
modern synagogues, which is falling apart; in fact, only a few of its extraordinary
windows, originally made in the nineteenth century, remain. In that synagogue, I
saw a ...
Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Boys immature in knowledge I thought of the days when to pleasure alone Pawn
their experience to their present pleasure . My heart ever granted a wish or a sigh
; SHAKSPEARE . When the saddest emotion my bosom had known Pleasure ...
Author: Samuel Austin Allibone
But ah , the saddest scene of all , That nearly drives me wild ; Is when I see the
lifeless form Of a helpless little child , My human nature in defense Bestirs my
wounded breast ; But crouches low , when I perceive My utter helplessness .
Author: Aaron L. Sleyster
So be it, Constance ; but should ever Harry Ormond betray that trust, let him keep
out of my way." CHAPTER III. T T was one of the saddest Christmas uncle
archie's bankruptcy. 185.
Traveling is one of the saddest pleasures in life. Crossing unknown countries,
hearing people ... Yet my interest in both subjects stems from more than just the
pleasure I derive from them. It also originates in an interest in why other people ...
Author: Harvey Levenstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
My piece 'You Don't Whinge' [in The Saddest Pleasure] was put together for an
anthology of 'multicultural women's writing' [Beyond the Echo (UQP)]. But this
thing has now happened: the Multicultural Industry and so on, leave me alone!
Author: Alison Bartlett
Publisher: National Library Australia
Nature was even cruelly unresponsive this morning , and I am sure that "
travelling is the saddest pleasure of life . ” Our thoughts are ever turning back to
something dear to us , which never would have seemed so dear and near ,
maybe , had it ...
Author: Clara Gertrude Cadwell