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Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads

Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads


作者  /  Paul Theroux 保羅.索魯

繪者/攝影者  /  Steve McCurry/ Photo

出版社 / PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.

出版日期 / 2016/04/07

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$550

售價 / 79折, NT$ 435

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遊記作家Paul Theroux最新力作,帶你了解常被世人偏見所蒙蔽的美國南方腹地

「本書毫無標示作者近年遊記的那種疏離感,這本色彩明亮之作是Theroux近幾年最棒的遊記。」 
-- 《出版人周刊》(Publishers Weekly) 星級推薦

「充滿關懷又發人深省,本書提供了對這個重要地區及其人物與風俗習慣的洞見。如史詩般引人入勝的旅行回憶錄。」
-- 《柯克斯評論》(Kirkus Reviews) 星級推薦

知名小說家兼遊記作者Paul Theroux,周遊列國近半世紀後,決定造訪美國南方腹地。原來計畫只需要一個秋季就可以完成的旅行,竟讓他往返再三。究竟這個在世人眼中保守且幾乎被遺忘的地方,對他施展了什麼樣的魔力?

“漫漫長日中,偶遇像Lucille這樣的人,總能提振我的精神,並將我送往南方更深之處…”,原來當作者坐在車裡茫然地讀著地圖時,這個南方女子Lucille伸出援手,開著她破舊的車,花了一個小時引領作者找到了位居偏僻之地的教堂。

“在南方兜兜轉轉些時日後,我愛上了他們打招呼的方式,像是寶貝、蜜糖、哥兒們、親愛的、頭家,以及常常聽見的"Sir"…這和美國北方或者其他我所旅行過的地方完全不同。這樣的”生猛有禮”或者說”極度友善”,比起我已然習慣的新英格蘭冷漠的眼神要好得多。”

經過秋冬春夏四季的造訪,遇見或者拜訪各階層人士,Paul Theroux 認為,美國南方是個充滿矛盾的地方:有著全國最棒的音樂、最好的料理,同時也是有著最糟糕的學校與房舍之處,它的失業率居全國之冠。教會、槍枝與美式足球如此沒有違和感地存在於美國南方之境,因為對南方人來說,它們同樣重要。為何如此?請跟著Paul Theroux 的腳步一探究竟。


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Acclaimed and beloved travel writer Paul Theroux turns his attention to his own country - America - for the first time in Deep South

For the past fifty years, Paul Theroux has travelled to the far corners of the earth - to China, India, Africa, the Pacific Islands, South America, Russia, and elsewhere - and brought them to life in his cool, exacting prose. In Deep South he turns his gaze to a region much closer to his home.

Travelling through North and South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, Paul Theroux writes of the stunning landscapes he discovers - the deserts, the mountains, the Mississippi - and above all, the lives of the people he meets.

The South is a place of contradictions. There is the warm, open spirit of the soul food cafes, found in every town, no matter how small. There is the ruined grandeur of numberless ghostly towns, long abandoned by the industries that built them. There are the state gun shows and the close-knit,subtly forlorn tribe of people who attend and run them. Deep in the heart of his native country, Theroux discovers a land more profoundly foreign than anything he has previously experienced.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681262004005
ISBN 13 /9780241969359
ISBN 10 /0241969352
EAN /9780241969359

頁數464
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份




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