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Journey Without Maps

«One of the best travel books this century»

Independent

The iconic writer's travel log from the uncharted shores of West Africa.

Leaving Europe for the first time in his life, Graham Greene set out in 1935 to discover Liberia, then a virtually unmapped republic on the shores of West Africa. This captivating account of his arduous 350-mile journey on foot - a great adventure which took him from the border with Sierra Leone to the Atlantic coast at Grand Bassa - is as much a record of one young man's self-discovery as it is a striking insight into one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation. Journey Without Maps is regarded as a masterclass in travel writing.

WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER AND AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX

'One of the best travel books this century' Independent

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The iconic writer's travel log from the uncharted shores of West Africa.

Leaving Europe for the first time in his life, Graham Greene set out in 1935 to discover Liberia, then a virtually unmapped republic on the shores of West Africa. This captivating account of his arduous 350-mile journey on foot - a great adventure which took him from the border with Sierra Leone to the Atlantic coast at Grand Bassa - is as much a record of one young man's self-discovery as it is a striking insight into one of the few areas of Africa untouched by Western colonisation. Journey Without Maps is regarded as a masterclass in travel writing.

WITH A FOREWORD BY TIM BUTCHER AND AN INTRODUCTION BY PAUL THEROUX

'One of the best travel books this century' Independent

Detaljer

Forlag
Vintage Classics
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
272
ISBN
9780099282235
Utgivelsesår
2002
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Graham Greene was born in 1904. He worked as a journalist and critic, and in 1940 became literary editor of the Spectator. He was later employed by the Foreign Office. As well as his many novels, Graham Greene wrote several collections of short stories, four travel books, six plays, three books of autobiography, two of biography and four books for children. He also wrote hundreds of essays, and film and book reviews. Graham Greene was a member of the Order of Merit and a Companion of Honour. He died in April 1991.

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«One of the best travel books this century»

Independent

«No one who reads this book will question the value of Greene's experiment, or emerge unshaken by the penetration, the richness, the integrity of this moving record»

Guardian

«His originality lay in his gifts as a traveller. He had the foreign ear and eye for the strangeness of ordinary life and its ordinary crises»

«Journey Without Maps and The Lawless Roads reveal Greene's ravening spiritual hunger, a desperate need to touch rock bottom both within the self and in the humanly created world»

Times Higher Education Supplement

Medlemmers vurdering

T
Torbis – 03.10.2009

– Graham Greene er mest kjent for sine thrillere så jeg må innrømme at denne reiseskildringen kom som en overraskelse. Heldigvis ble det en svært så positiv opplevelse. Måten han beskriver reisen på er full av detaljer og gode observasjoner. Samtidig holder han språket kort og konsist slik at vi ikke dveler alt for lenge ved hver episode. Det Afrika han beskriver er kvelende, fullt av sykdommer, insekter og rotter. Hver dag er en kamp for å overleve malaria, sikre seg selv og bærerne mat og prøve å finne veien videre basert på en mildt sagt tvilsom veibeskrivelse. En intens og ulidelig spennende bok.

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