The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road (Paperback)

Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

By Paul Theroux

Mariner Books, 9780547737379, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 24, 2012

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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 Welty
Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin
Charles Dickens Pico Iyer
Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov
Mark Twain John McPhee
Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway
Graham 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


Praise For The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road

A "determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation."-Kirkus ReviewsA "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






“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 Welty

Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin

Charles Dickens Pico Iyer

Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov

Mark Twain John McPhee

Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway

Graham 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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