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The Resource Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux ; photos by Steve McCurry

Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux ; photos by Steve McCurry

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Deep South : four seasons on back roads
Title
Deep South
Title remainder
four seasons on back roads
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Paul Theroux ; photos by Steve McCurry
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eng
Summary
"One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked. Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America--the Deep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation's worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It's these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux's keen traveler's eye. On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road 'the plantation.' He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families--the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without. From the writer whose 'great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself--and thus, to challenge us' (Boston Globe), Deep South is an ode to a region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike"--
Summary
For over 50 years, acclaimed novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux has traveled all over the world. But in his latest journey, he turned his eyes to a region of his home country he wanted to know better. Traveling to various Southern states (including Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina) on a variety of road trips, Theroux bypassed the big cities and gleaming towns. Instead, he focused his keen eye on smaller, rural towns, where he visited with people in churches, restaurants, corner stores, farms, and gun shows, and explored the culture and paradoxes of the region. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443470
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DLC
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975
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  • illustrations
  • plates
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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adult
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four seasons on back roads
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Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux ; photos by Steve McCurry
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"An Eamon Dolan Book"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fall : "You gotta be going there to get there" -- Interlude : the taboo word -- Winter : "Ones born today don't know how it was" -- Interlude : the paradoxes of Faulkner -- Spring : redbud in bloom -- Interlude : the fantastications of Southern fiction -- Summer : the odor of sun-heated roads
Control code
ocn904755965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780544323520
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015006631
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
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(OCoLC)904755965
Label
Deep South : four seasons on back roads, Paul Theroux ; photos by Steve McCurry
Publication
Note
"An Eamon Dolan Book"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fall : "You gotta be going there to get there" -- Interlude : the taboo word -- Winter : "Ones born today don't know how it was" -- Interlude : the paradoxes of Faulkner -- Spring : redbud in bloom -- Interlude : the fantastications of Southern fiction -- Summer : the odor of sun-heated roads
Control code
ocn904755965
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
441 pages
Isbn
9780544323520
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015006631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)904755965

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