Figures In A Landscape

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544866665
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A delectable collection of Theroux’s recent writing on great places, people, and prose In the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux’s latest collection of essays leads the reader through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences, as Theroux applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics that showcase Theroux’s sheer versatility as a writer. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Graham Greene, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take a helicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go surfing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams. An extended mediation on the craft of writing binds together this wide-ranging collection, along with Theroux’s constant quest for the authentic in a person or in a place.

The Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752515X
Size: 58.43 MB
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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.

Landscape With Human Figure

Author: Rafael Campo
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822383411
Size: 77.18 MB
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In Landscape with Human Figure, his fourth and most compelling collection of poetry, Rafael Campo confirms his status as one of America’s most important poets. Like his predecessor William Carlos Williams, who was also a physician, Campo plumbs the depths of our capacity for empathy. Campo writes stunning, candid poems from outside the academy, poems that arise with equal beauty from a bleak Boston tenement or a moonlit Spanish plaza, poems that remain unafraid to explore and to celebrate his identity as a doctor and Cuban American gay man. Yet no matter what their unexpected and inspired sources, Campo’s poems insistently remind us of the necessity of poetry itself in our increasingly fractured society; his writing brings us together—just as did the incantations of humankind’s earliest healers—into the warm circle of community and connectedness. In this heart-wrenching, haunting, and ultimately humane work, Rafael Campo has painted as if in blood and breath a gorgeously complex world, in which every one of us can be found.

Figures In A Famine Landscape

Author: Ciarán Ó Murchadha
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472511557
Size: 49.49 MB
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"The origins of this book go back to an earlier study of 1998, Sable Wings over the Land"--Preface.

Drawing People

Author: Barbara Bradley
Publisher: North Light Books
ISBN: 9781581803594
Size: 79.28 MB
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Teaches the fundamentals of any drawing, then illustrates how to draw clothed human figures that are active or at rest.

Everyday America

Author: Chris Wilson
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520229617
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A collection of seventeen essays examining the field of American cultural landscapes past and present. The role of J. B. Jackson and his influence on the field is a explored in many of them.

Landscape And Society In Contemporary Ireland

Author: Brendan McGrath
ISBN: 9781909005716
Size: 26.78 MB
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Nearby, over several days, a landowner, with the help of a JCB, razed level a limestone outcrop and its hazel thicket to make way for a brand new field that was topped off with truck-loads of imported soil. Meanwhile, on the other sideof the Burren an ugly array of signage, most of it unauthorised, became the backdrop for another 'welcome' sign. These various bits of new development in the last dozen years are unexceptional in themselves. But they drew my attention because of their proximity to that simple and unequivocal declaration of landscape protection. The contrast between the public message and what was happening around the signs is just one illustration of the unsatisfactory relationship that exists between contemporary Irish society and the places that it inhabits. This book is an examination of that relationship. The book is about both special places like the Burren and the everyday landscape experience. My aim is to give an account of contemporary Irish landscape and to describe and to explain how and why it has changed over the last forty years.

Fresh Air Fiend

Author: Paul Theroux
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618126934
Size: 47.88 MB
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The travel writer shares his essays on a host of his favorite destinations, including Hong Kong, Maine, Africa, and the Pacific islands.

Landscape With Figures

Author: Massimo Vitali
Publisher: Steidl Dap
ISBN: 9783869301976
Size: 40.41 MB
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This is the second edition of the widely celebrated best-seller, Landscape with Figures, which was first published in 2004. This new edition is a marginally smaller format to match the size of the second volume of Massimo Vitali's complete works, Natural Habitats. The new edition utilises new scans to take advantage of the significant technical developments since the first edition was printed. Massimo Vitali, born in Como, Italy in 1944, studied photography in London. He first worked as a photojournalist in the 1970s and then later as a camera operator. In the more recent past, his interests have turned to photography as part of contemporary art. His work has been shown in Arles, Paris, London and New York.

The Figure In The Landscape

Author: John Dixon Hunt
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801839368
Size: 72.98 MB
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Deepens understanding of eighteenth-century aesthetics and poetry by delving into the psychology and changing designs of landscape gardens and their impact on poetic expression and painting. Bibliogs