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by Paul Theroux

  • ISBN: 0241891868
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Paul Theroux
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton; First American Edition edition (1975)
  • Pages: 342
  • ePub book: 1453 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1929 kb
  • Other: mbr lrf azw docx
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 224

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The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia is a travelogue by American novelist Paul Theroux, first published in 1975.

The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia is a travelogue by American novelist Paul Theroux, first published in 1975. It recounts Theroux's four-month journey by train in 1973 from London through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and his return via the Trans-Siberian Railway. The first part of the route, to India, followed what was then known as the hippie trail. It is widely regarded as a classic in the genre of travel writing.

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view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. As a boy, Paul Theroux seldom heard a train go by without wishing he were on it. After following his dream of exploring many countries of the world by rail, this book focuses on Asia and is considered a classic of travel writing.

The Great Railway Bazaar. By train through asia. To the legion of the lost ones, to the cohort of the damned, To my brethren in their sorrow oversea. And to my brothers and sisters, namely Eugene, Alexander, Ann-Marie, Mary, Joseph, and Peter, with love. Marian had just caught the far-off sound of the train. She looked eagerly, and in a few moments saw it approaching. The front of the engine blackened nearer and nearer, coming on with a dread force and speed. A blinding rush, and there burst against the bridge a great volley of sunlit steam.

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Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States

The Great Railway Bazaar. 1. The 1. 0 – London to Paris. Paul Theroux was born and educated in the United States. After graduating from university in 1963, he travelled to Italy and then Africa, where he worked as a teacher in Malawi and as a lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda. In 1968 he joined the University of Singapore and taught in the Department of English for three years. Throughout this time he was also publishing short stories and journalism, and wrote a large number of novels. In the early 1970s he moved with his wife and two children to Dorset, and then later to London.

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The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel

The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. 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.

The Great Railway Bazaar book. Presents the stories of the author's epic journey by rail through India and Asia. This book features The Direct-Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Delhi Mail from Jaipur, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur and the Trans-Siberian Express. It describes the huge variety of places and people, foods, faiths and cultures.

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JoJosho JoJosho
This is a non-fiction story that Mr. Theroux wrote around 1973. He travels by rail from Western Europe all around Asia and writes down his experiences. If you want a day to day travel log and what stuff costs, and recommendations and that sort of thing, look elsewhere. But if you want an engaging story and a look of what the world looked like in 1973 (which I think helps explain where we are today) then this is a great read. Strongly recommended. Also check our Mr. Theroux's similar books, one being "Riding the Iron Rooster-By Train Through China" where he does the same thing this time having taken a year to ride trains throughout China in 1988, just prior to the Tienanmen Square uprising and repression. Again, a fascinating read.
Aurizar Aurizar
In 1973 Theroux was a struggling novelist barely scraping by in London with wife and kid when he got the idea to take trains across Europe and Asia write a book about it. Good idea. It made his career (that, and his long, fortuitous association with Nobel laureate V.S. Naipaul, who served as his mentor and entree in literary London.)Re-reading The Great Railway Bazaar after some 30 years I found that it still intrigued--though I was struck by how sardonic Theroux is throughout. But that sarcasm and wit kept me turning pages--along with his novelist's craft, an eye for anomaly, and a string of eccentric characters he encounters on his route. The book also serves up some time traveling--gone now are Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union, the Shah of Iran, Ceylon, and Burma, at least in name. Also affecting was the knowledge, from today's perspective, of the wars and horrors soon to be visited in coming decades on the people he meets across both Europe and Asia.
Shak Shak
There is nothing like a good travel book to relax with after the usual stresses of the day, especially for those who might never expect to travel through, e.g., India, Japan, and Russia on the Trans-Siberian Express. The publication date of 1975 takes us back to those years when "hippies" were everywhere, including, as Paul Theroux informs us, on trains in exotic places. His descriptions of these personalities (and many others encountered) give us a picture of hardened, selfish, unrealistic individuals presumably on a spiritual quest. As great as this book is, and as highly recommended as it is, the reader's steadfast traveling companion can only be the author and what he sees and experiences, and Theroux sees through a glass very darkly. Travel experiences in retrospect have what can be identified as their highest and lowest points, highest meaning a moment of realization, a discovery of human goodness and genuine spirituality that brings the potential for a true change in outlook regarding human beings and human conditions. Theroux's books lack these latter nourishing views of life, so that the reader becomes as tired as he does near the merciful end of his months-long journey (with his usual heavy consumption of alcohol) on the Siberian Express, with everything utterly boring, and with time passing painfully slow The account has to be honest about "the way it is," but at one point Theroux is telling all of the insipid travelers he encounters that he is a dentist, in order to avoid engaging them about his lifework, causing one poor fellow to consult him about his decaying teeth. Theroux advises him to seek treatment as soon as possible, and gives him two aspirins.

The author may not be able to be called a "misanthrope" in the strict definition of the word, but he comes close. So this is our traveling companion in the otherwise "great railway bazaar," and there is no letup in the way that he sees and experiences life.
Hatе&love Hatе&love
A fine and often disturbing book - remember it's several decades old. But be warned: the kindle edition is full of mispunctuations and resulting misspellings and gibberish that appear to be the result of uncorrected computer scanning. For $10 customers should be entitled to something better.
Jogrnd Jogrnd
Missed your chance to tour Asia by rail in the 1970's? Paul Theroux gives the reader the experience without having to endure the hardships. And there are many.

As a boy, Paul Theroux seldom heard a train go by without wishing he were on it. After following his dream of exploring many countries of the world by rail, this book focuses on Asia and is considered a classic of travel writing.

Things grey and dull leaving London turn increasingly bizarre as he continues East on the Orient Express, The Teheran Express, The Kyber Mail, on through India to Singapore and Japan, linking with the Trans-Siberian Express. The dedication he writes is "to the lost ones, to the cohort of the damned, to my brethren in their sorrow overseas . . ." The reader comes to understand what these grim words mean as his journey unwinds. He writes with a steady, tolerant eye, focusing on the extremely varied characters with whom he shares his club and sleeping cars.
Clodebd Clodebd
Theroux's epic collection of train journeys is a classic of travel literature, packed with unforgettable scenes and characters, the CIA agents living on the beach in Vietnam, the Japanese porn shows, and the sadness in Afghanistan. We see these again with the perspective of more time and the pass of history between his journeys and our journeys (real or via CNN). We could criticize the lack of political correctness, or of the curmudgeonly ways of Mr. Theroux, but hopping on trains all over Asia, regardless of the local political environment, and writing beautifully about the trips is a lot harder to criticize. This the starting point with Theroux, if you like it here, you'll love Dark Star Safari and will collect a good pile of books. They make excellent books to read during your own travels. If it's not your thing, then try a Theroux novel, maybe Hotel Honolulu and see if that works better for you.