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The Tao of Travel
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"A book to be plundered and raided." -- New York Times Book Review "A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day." -- USA Today Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux's own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected: Vladimir Nabokov Eudora WeltyEvelyn Waugh James BaldwinCharles Dickens Pico IyerHenry David Thoreau Anton ChekhovMark Twain John McPheeFreya Stark Ernest HemingwayGraham Greene and many others"Dazzling . . . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets." -- San Francisco Chronicle
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A "determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation."-Kirkus Reviews A "diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility..."-Publishers Weekly

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