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The Resource The Last Train to Zona Verde

The Last Train to Zona Verde

Label
The Last Train to Zona Verde
Title
The Last Train to Zona Verde
Statement of responsibility
Paul Theroux
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Last Train to Zona Verde is an ode to the last African journey of Paul Theroux. 'Happy again, back in the kingdom of light,' writes Paul Theroux as he sets out on a new journey though the continent he knows and loves best. Having travelled down the right-hand side of Africa in Dark Star Safari, he sets out this time from Cape Town, heading northwards in a new direction, up the left-hand side, through South Africa and Namibia, to Botswana, then on into Angola, heading for the Congo, in search of the end of the line. Journeying alone through the greenest continent in what he feels will be his last African journey, Theroux encounters a world increasingly removed from both the intineraries of tourists and the hopes of post-colonial independence movements. Leaving the Cape Town townships, traversing the Namibian bush, passing the browsing cattle of the great sunbaked heartland of the savannah, Theroux crosses "the Red Line" into a different Africa: "the improvised, slapped-together Africa of tumbled fences and cooking fires, of mud and thatch", of heat and poverty, and of roadblocks, mobs and anarchy. A final African adventure from the writer whose gimlet eye and effortless prose have brought the world to generations of readers, The Last Train to Zona Verde is Paul Theroux's ultimate safari. Praise for Paul Theroux: 'Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, he writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace' Sunday Times 'One needs energy to keep up with the extraordinary, productive restlessness of Paul Theroux ... [He is] the most gifted, most prodigal writer of his generation' Jonathan Raban 'His ability to sum up a city or a people in a few lines is undiminished' Daily Telegraph Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands
Summary
An acclaimed travel writer and novelist describes his journey across Africa, from Cape Town to Cape Province and into Namibia, riding elephants, meeting Bushmen and discussing the changes that have taken place since his first visit 50 years ago.
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10180608
Cataloging source
BT
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Paul Theroux
Dewey number
916.88104331
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Travel / Essays & Travelogues
Target audience
adult
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my ultimate African safari
Label
The Last Train to Zona Verde
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300012648
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241965139
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Last Train to Zona Verde
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300012648
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780241965139
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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