The noted fiction and nonfiction author celebrates Fernand Braudel’s illuminating history of quotidian objects and practices, from coffee drinking to slacks.
Paul Theroux is a travel writer and novelist whose best known work, The Great Railway Bazaar, is a travelogue about a train trip from Britain through Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, and then back across Russia to his point of origin. In Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, he retraced that trip. He is also the author of A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta, The Lower River, The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road, and many other books, including The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari, out this month.
When the travel writer returned to his hometown after the Marathon bombing, he found the mood of the city transformed, unified by a trauma, which he has seen elsewhere in the world.
The best travel writing is about the voyage into the space within.
The whole Sandra Fluke business shows our smugness and hypocrisy, write Paul Theroux.
Is asking drivers for ID in Arizona so different from cops in Italy asking train passengers for passports? Travel writer Paul Theroux on how the new law compares to other countries'.
Obama's grandmother was a hard worker who loved family, modesty—and Hawaiian 'ohana.
Governor Linda Lingle is not only campaigning against Barack Obama—she's insinuating he's not even from there.