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An Interview with Paul Theroux
We had the privilege of discussing travel in the Deep South with the eminent travel writer Paul Theroux. In his tenth book, Theroux immerses himself in the incomparable world of the Deep South, writing with merciless candor. Through conversations with mayors and reverends, the working poor, farming families and many others, Theroux captures not only the unparalleled cuisine, music and history of the South, but its poverty, lack of education and staunchly conservative attitudes.
Deep South
“Only in America can you travel in confidence without a destination,” writes Paul Theroux, one of America's most notable travel writers, as he begins Deep South, his first project on his own country. By auto, Theroux takes a trip in each season to the states of the Deep South, preferring rural areas to large metropolises and striking up innumerable conversations with Southern folks: reformers, shop owners, small town mayors, gospel-preaching motorcyclists, veterans, even (by accident) the widow of BB King. What emerges is not just a vivid portrait of the South today, but a reminder of its dark history. “As was so often the case," writes Theroux, "driving up a country road in the South was driving into the shadowy past.
Top Ten Fall Travel Titles
Autumn is the perfect time for reflection, as we return from our summer travels and begin to dream up new destinations. To help inspire you, we've culled a list of the top ten new travel books we're excited to see published this fall. It's your season, armchair travelers, so curl up with some hot cider and prepare to be taken to new places. For more forthcoming travel books, click here. Plotted, A Literary Atlas.