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The old Patagonian express

Paul Theroux

The old Patagonian express

by train through the Americas

by Paul Theroux

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Published by TLC in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Origianlly published: Hamish Hamilton, 1979.

Statement(by) Paul Theroux.
The Physical Object
Pagination340p. :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15524629M

And he’s written a fascinating account of all that in the book “The Old Patagonian Express.”When you told people where you were going people they must have said to you, "Come on -- you’re crazy, no one goes that way." PAUL THEROUX (Author, “The Old Patagonian Express”): I took the precaution of . Apr 02,  · I want to focus on Paul Theroux's The Old Patagonian Express as a far more self-conscious and exacerbated example of the problem of the book in the ttavel book. Like Iyer, Theroux reads lots of books duting his travel. Unlike Iyer, he is not sure about how they fit.

“The Old Patagonian Express” – Paul Theroux; Another classic travel book about Patagonia from award-winning writer Paul Theroux, “The Old Patagonian Express” charts the author’s journey by train from Boston to Patagonia, as he describes encounters with the people and the places that he passes through. May 30,  · Award-winning travel writer Paul Theroux invites you aboard The Old Patagonian Express by Train through the Americas; packed with powerful descriptions and portraits of the many colours of humanity, The Old Patagonian Express is an unforgettable read.4/5(K).

The Old Patagonian Express is a book by Paul Theroux describing a train trip he took from his home in Massachusetts down to the most southern tip of Argentina. Learn more about this and other book recommendations here at A5 Travel Books. Sep 04,  · Even Borges doesn’t distract him from train” schedules”, breakdowns, people, the old patagonian express misunderstanding that – he thinks – exist only to thwart his enjoyment. The Old Patagonian Express: The book reads like a diary of his travel from Boston to Tierra del Fuego, most of the time by train.


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For what makes it worth a look, read on. I started to read Paul Theroux's The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas (Mariner ) because I immediately liked his voice as a writer.4/5(). La Trochita (official name: Viejo Expreso Patagónico), in English known as the Old Patagonian Express, is a mm (2 ft The old Patagonian express book 1 ⁄ 2 in) narrow gauge railway in Patagonia, Argentina using steam certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com nickname La Trochita means literally "The little gauge" though it is sometimes translated as "The Little Narrow Gauge" in Spanish while "trocha estrecha", "trocha angosta" in Argentina Track gauge: mm (2 ft 5 ¹⁄₂ in).

Apr 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Old Patagonian Express: By Train book by Paul Theroux. Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Free shipping over $/5(5). Nov 07,  · I started to read Paul Theroux's The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas (Mariner ) because I immediately liked his voice as a writer.

Once into the book, I was charmed by Theroux's descriptions, by his occasional grumpiness, and by his rather sardonic wit, so I suggested the book to a couple of my friends/5.

The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas by Paul Theroux and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com Jul 18,  · Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes.4/5(88).

Jul 07,  · Despite the latter book’s renown, Patagonian Express, for its more profound cultural observations, and its excellent articulation of how travel affects both space and time, is by far the superior work.

A Textured Account. This, too, is a storyteller’s book; Theroux travels with a novelist’s eye. THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS: By Train Through the Americas. by Theroux, Paul. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at certifiedneighborhoodspecialist.com Aug 10,  · The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America.

Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip. Aug 28,  · Synopsis The "Old Patagonian Express" tells of Paul Theroux's train journey down the length of North and South America.

Beginning on Boston's subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina's most southerly tip, 4/5(37).

Jun 22,  · • The Old Patagonian Express: an extract from the Paul Theroux travel book. A vapor train on La Trochita (Alamy) It was 70 years ago this year that.

THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS By Train Through the Americas. By Paul Theroux. ne of the casualties of travel by jet, together with civilized cuisine and the notion that people are not sardines, is the old-style travel book, the sort that used to be written by Norman Douglas and D.H.

Lawrence and John Dos Passos and Graham Greene and Evelyn Waugh. I describe these near the beginning of The Old Patagonian Express, in the chapter that starts, ‘Travel is a vanishing act, a solitary trip down a pinched line of geography to oblivion.’ In my first travel book, I had simply gone away, launched myself into the East.

In my next one I felt I was consciously experimenting with space and time. Patagonia is always seducing, with its large extensions, its magical scenery of plateaus, sea, mountains, lakes and rivers. But also with its affectionate people and with a few non-natural attractions, as is the case of the Old Patagonian Express, better known as “La Trochita”.

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Construction began inbut progress was painfully slow and the track only reached Esquel inoperating as a freight service bringing supplies, and later on passengers, to and from the region. Service declined throughout the s and s, although the train journey was popularized by Paul Theroux and dubbed ‘The Old Patagonian Express’ in his book of the same name.

Ride the Old Patagonian Express. A voyage aboard the Old Patagonian Express from Esquel to El Maitén recaptures the bygone romance of rail travel.

Riding the tracks of a historic narrow-gauge railway, this steam locomotive slices through typically desolate and treeless stretches of the Patagonian steppe. Not Signed; Setting off in his hometown, and ending up 'almost at the end of the world', Paul Theroux's The Old Patagonian Express is a travel writing tour de force from one of the masters of the genre contains a new preface by the author in Penguin Modern Classics.

Nov 06,  · The Old Patagonian Express: an extract from the Paul Theroux travel book An extract from the famous Paul Theroux travel book about the travel .The Old Patagonian Express is advertised as ‘a journey through the landscape and time.’ The train ride serves principally as a tourist attraction and for most this will entail a trip meandering from Esquel through the hills to the village of Nahuel Pan 22km away.

The train is stationary for fifteen minutes before departure, allowing spectators time to take it the sight as well as a lungful.Get this from a library!

The old Patagonian express: by train through the Americas. [Paul Theroux] -- An account of Theroux's trip by train from Boston to Bogota, Columbia.