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Jonathan Raban (1942–2023)

Författare till Bad land : ett amerikanskt äventyr

29+ verk 4,983 medlemmar 98 recensioner 23 favoritmärkta

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Jonathan Raban, author of Passage to Juneau, brings eloquent intellect and wry wit to his exploration of the American scene. Written over the past two decades, roughly the span of Raban's residence in his adopted city of Seattle, these essays delve into what it means, as immigrant, to feel rooted visa mer in America. Driving Home charts a course through the Pacific Northwest, American history, and current events as witnessed by a keenly observant visitor who is able to glean meanings and patterns that have become invisible to the natives. Raban spends much time on, near, and in water, and his ruminations on sailing and the sea are a welcome thread. Whether the topic is other writers or various painters and explorers, or the patrons of a Montana bar, who have engaged with our mythical and actual landscape, Raban has a visitor s eye for the absurd, and his tone is intimate, never nostalgic, and always fresh. visa färre

Verk av Jonathan Raban

Passage to Juneau (1999) 869 exemplar
Coasting (1986) 395 exemplar
Waxwings (2003) 309 exemplar
Surveillance (2007) 229 exemplar
Soft City (1974) 211 exemplar
Foreign Land (1985) 173 exemplar
For Love and Money (1987) 155 exemplar
Driving Home: An American Journey (2010) — Författare — 124 exemplar
The Oxford Book of the Sea (1992) 121 exemplar
Robert Lowell's Poems: A Selection (1974) — Redaktör — 79 exemplar

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Bad Trips (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 233 exemplar
Granta 32: History (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 151 exemplar
Granta 29: New World (1989) — Bidragsgivare — 151 exemplar
Granta 30: New Europe (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 145 exemplar
Granta 31: The General (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 143 exemplar
Granta 23: Home (1988) — Bidragsgivare — 138 exemplar
The Best American Essays 1996 (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 132 exemplar
Granta 49: Money (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 118 exemplar
Granta 45: Gazza Agonistes (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 116 exemplar
Granta 10: Travel Writing (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 88 exemplar
The New Granta Book of Travel (2011) — Inledning — 45 exemplar
The Penguin Book of the Ocean (2010) — Bidragsgivare — 20 exemplar
"London Magazine", 1961-85: An Anthology (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar

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How could I not like this book? Much of it takes place in my home waters I read it while far from home. The musings on west coast natives and captain Vancouver are great, some very insightful. All of this woven through a sad personal story. Well worth the time.
 
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BBrookes | 19 andra recensioner | Dec 6, 2023 |
His final writing and I miss him already.
 
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Craigeri | Nov 1, 2023 |
A thoroughly average travel narrative. The plot was thoroughly post-modern, petering out instead of genuinely finishing, but Raban can sure capture the American spirit.
 
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et.carole | 9 andra recensioner | Jan 21, 2022 |
Not all the essays are as compelling as some, but the writing is masterful.
 
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PattyLee | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 14, 2021 |

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Verk
29
Även av
13
Medlemmar
4,983
Popularitet
#5,026
Betyg
3.8
Recensioner
98
ISBN
162
Språk
7
Favoritmärkt
23

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