Waugh Abroad: The Collected Travel Writing (Everyman'S Library)
Publish Date: 2003-08-05
Author: Evelyn Waugh
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Thirty years worth of Evelyn Waughs inimitable travel writings have been gathered together for the first time in one volume.
Waughs accounts of his travelsspanning the years from 1929 to 1958describe journeys through the West Indies, Mexico, South America, the Holy Land, and Africa. And just as his travels informed his fiction, his novelists sensibility is apparent in each of these pieces. Waugh pioneered the genre of modern travel writing in which the comic predicament of the traveler is as central as the world he encounters. He wrote with as sharp an eye for folly as for foliage, and a delight in the absurd, not least where his own comfort and dignity are concerned.
From his fresh take on the well-traveled and hence already fully labeled Mediterranean region in Labels, to a close-up view of Haile Selassies coronation in Remote People, from a comically miserable stint in British Guiana.