Theroux by Paul Theroux
Collected Stories

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More than sixty short stories by the renowned author of My Other Life portray students, diplomats, academics, and other characters in such locales as Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia."
 

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Published July 1, 1997 by Viking Adult. 672 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Westerns. Fiction

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He’s scared to eat the funny-looking food, he’s frustrated by the Indian lawyers’ obsession with contractual minutiae and he’s overwhelmed by the sight of the great throngs visible from the windows of tall, air-conditioned buildings.

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On a train in Thailand he spends “a pleasant hour” watching a fellow traveler reading one of his books, “rapt — or nearly so — chewing her lips as she read.” Theroux humbly remarks of “The Great Railway Bazaar” that it “had done what the written word sometimes accidentally does, worked a kind of ...

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Like everything Theroux writes (to date 27 works of fiction and 15 of non-fiction), Ghost Train is agreeably spiced with literary references, mostly from the usual crew - Yeats, Conrad, Larkin - though he takes trouble to involve lesser-known indigenous writers, too.

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In the summer of 1990 I found myself marooned in a Malaysian bungalow while recovering from a bout of dengue fever, a convalescence that gave me the chance to read a short story by Paul Theroux in which a man suffers a debilitating bout of dengue fever in Malaysia.

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Far North is a cowboy labour-camp eco-disaster-movie of a novel, in which a woman passes herself off as a man.

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“When your money is gone, they will eat you.” As Hock slowly realises that he is being trapped and kept for obscure reasons, one of his only companions, a dwarf, capers around him sputtering a parody of the one thing he wanted: “Fee-dee-dom.” The text is carved in solemn, sleek senten...

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