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Saint Jack
Paul Theroux

Pocket Books, 1984



Special Beatles Anniversary Issue. Rolling Stone (February 16, 1984)
Paul, R.D. Laing, Leonard Michaels, Richard Price, and others contribute Theroux

Rolling Stone, 1984


The Cruise of the Rolling Junk
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Hesperus Press, 2011

Tales of Scott and Zelda roadtripping, finally back in print   In an early series of journalistic pieces for  Motor magazine, F. Scott Fitzgerald described a journey he took with his wife Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama in a clapped out automobile which he called the "Rolling Junk." It is a piece of writing whose style, in free-ranging alternation of fact and fiction, has been compared to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat . This ...


The Last Train to Zona Verde
Paul Theroux

Mariner Books, 2014

"Theroux is at his best when he tells [people’s] stories, happy and sad . . . Theroux’s great mission had always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself—and thus, to challenge us." — Boston Globe A decade ago, Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde , ...


Under the Hula Moon : Living in Hawai'i
Jocelyn Fujii

Crown, 1992

Jocelyn Fujii's heartfelt paean to the land and people she loves, this lavish and vibrant book, captures and explores all of Hawai'i's beauty and singularity. A fantastic vacation between two hard covers. Full-color photographs.


The Saddest Pleasure : A Journey on Two Rivers
Moritz Thomsen

Sumach Press, 1991


Nowhere Is a Place : Travels in Patagonia
Bruce and Paul Theroux Chatwin

Douglas & McIntyre, 1992


Last Places: A Journey in the North
Lawrence Millman

Mariner Books, 2000

A classic of northern exploration and adventure, LAST PLACES is Lawrence Millman's marvelously told account of his journey along the ancient Viking sea routes that extend from Norway to Newfoundland. Traveling through landscapes of transcendent desolation, Millman wandered by way of the Shetland Islands, the Faeroes, Iceland, Greenland, and Labrador. His way was marked by surprising human encounters--with a convicted murderer in Reykjavik, an ...


Saint Jack
Paul Theroux

Penguin Books, 1997

At one time, expatriate Jack Flowers was the youngest drinker at Singapore's Bandung Club. Now, at 53, he is a fixture. But he is beginning to fear death, alone and vulnerable in the alien tropics. And Jack still dreams of success. How can he convert his "perfect dream of magic" into reality, away from the seamy waterfront that has become his home? A funny and sophisticated novel from an acclaimed and popular writer.




Ellis Hock siempre descartó la posibilidad de volver a África. Propietario de una tienda de ropa de caballero en un pueblo de Massachusetts, sigue soñando con su edén particular: los cuatro años que pasó en Malaui como miembro de los Cuerpos de Paz. Cuando su mujer lo abandona, decide regresar a la aldea en la que vivió, en


Playboy: The Complete Centerfolds
Robert Coover, Maureen Gibbon, ...

Chronicle Books, 2007

Following the remarkable success of last year's limited deluxe edition we're pleased to present The Complete Centerfolds in a new compact package. The content remains the same—every Centerfold from every issue. That's over 600 beauties. We've also added the Centerfolds from 2007 to make this Playboy's most complete photographic volume to date. Hefner introduces the book and literary luminaries including Paul Theroux Jay McInerney and Daphne ...


Scott and Amundsen: The Last Place on Earth
Roland Huntford

Abacus, 2000

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who dies along with four of his men only eleven miles from his next cache of supplies, became Britain's ...


Starlet: First Stage at the Hollywood Dream Factory
Nancy with Intro By Paul Theroux Ellison

Universe Publishing, 2004


Remembering Africa

Earth Aware Editions, 2012

Remembering Africa is a magical conjuring of the continent of old through the eyes of 33 explorers, adventurers, rogues, raconteurs, literary giants, celebrated scientists, and historical figures, invited to the campfire of memories by best-selling author and photographer Robert Vavra. A dazzling display of 160 images accompany this 624-page archive of fireside chats among those whose lives were molded by their African experiences, and whose ...


The Comedians (Penguin Classics)
Graham Greene

Penguin Classics, 2005

Three men meet on a ship bound for Haiti, a world in the grip of the corrupt “Papa Doc” and the Tontons Macoute, his sinister secret police. Brown the hotelier, Smith the innocent American, and Jones the confidence man—these are the “comedians” of Greene’s title. Hiding behind their actors’ masks, they hesitate on the edge of life. They are men afraid of love, afraid of pain, afraid of fear itself...


Dead Man Leading (20th Century Classics)
V.S. Pritchett

Oxford University Press, 1984


George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Olivia Harrison

Harry N. Abrams, 2011

Drawing on George Harrison’s personal archive of photographs, letters, diaries, and memorabilia, Olivia Harrison reveals the arc of his life, from his guitar-obsessed boyhood in Liverpool, to the astonishment of the Beatles years, to his days as an independent musician and bohemian squire. Here too is the record of Harrison’s lifelong commitment to Indian music, and his adventures as a movie producer, Traveling Wilbury, and Formula One ...


Latitude Zero

Schilt Publishing, 2010

Latitude Zero is the culmination of a 25,000-mile odyssey that begins at the mouth of the Amazon River, moving in a westward direction, documenting the precious pact between humanity and nature within one degree north and south of latitude zero through Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, the Republic of Kiribati, the Republic of Nauru, Indonesia, the Maldives, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Gabon, and Sao ...



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