The Tao of Travel: Enlightenments from Lives on the Road (Paperback)

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A philosophical guidebook and collection of insights celebrating the joy of travel, chosen by eminent travel writer Paul Theroux

About the Author


Paul Theroux went to Africa as a teacher in 1963. He ran a school in Malawi, and then taught at Makerere University in Uganda, where he also worked as a journalist, traveling throughout East and Central Africa. He published three novels with African settings Fong and the Indians, Girls at Play, and Jungle Lovers, as well as short stories. He is the author of many other novels and travel books, including Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (2002).

Praise For…


A "determinedly personal collection of travel appreciation."-Kirkus ReviewsA "diverting meditation on passages from his own and other writers' works. [T]he strongest pieces descry a tangible place through a discerning eye and pungent sensibility..."-Publishers Weekly






“A book to be plundered and raided.” — New York Times Book Review


“A portal into a world of timeless travel literature curated by one of the greatest travel writers of our day.” — USA Today


Paul Theroux celebrates fifty years of wandering the globe in this collection of the best writing from the books that have shaped him as a reader and a traveler. Part philosophical guide, part miscellany, part reminiscence, The Tao of Travel contains excerpts from the best of Theroux’s own work interspersed with selections from travelers both familiar and unexpected:


Vladimir Nabokov Eudora Welty

Evelyn Waugh James Baldwin

Charles Dickens Pico Iyer

Henry David Thoreau Anton Chekhov

Mark Twain John McPhee

Freya Stark Ernest Hemingway

Graham Greene and many others


“Dazzling . . . Like someone panning for gold, Theroux reread hundreds of travel classics and modern works, shaking out the nuggets.” — San Francisco Chronicle
Product Details
ISBN: 9780547737379
ISBN-10: 0547737378
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: July 24th, 2012
Pages: 304
Language: English