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Paul Theroux
(1941-____) born on
Apr 10
US novelist. He wrote "Picture Palace," 1978 and a best-selling travel yarn "Kingdom by the Sea," 1983.
         
   
F
The Peace Corps is a sort of Howard Johnson's on the main drag into maturity.

R
Extensive traveling induces a feeling of encapsulation, and travel, so broadening at first, contracts the mind.
A
Fiction gives us a second chance that life denies us.
N
I should have worked just long enough to discover that I didn't like it.
K
The realization that he is white in a black country, and respected for it, is the turning point in the expatriate's career. He can either forget it, or capitalize on it. Most choose the latter.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Sunrise with Seamonsters," 1984.
R: "The Great Railway Bazaar," ch. 21, 1975.
A: In NY "Times," 28 Jul 1976.
N: In "The Observer Magazine," 1 Apr 1979.
K: "Tarzan Is an Expatriate." In: Patrick Marnham, Dispatches from Africa, ch. 1, 1981.
   


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