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Simon Winchester's Calcutta

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Calcutta is a city in a state of permanent surprise, where amazement is around every crumbling corner, and astonishment lurks over every rickshow-puller's shoulder. It is a city that never ceases to shock those who pass through, and it is also a city that manages to delight and enthrall those who are stalwart enough to stay and brave enough to make an effort to look, and to see.

Best-selling writer Simon Winchester explores his love-hate relationship with Calcutta, a city that provokes intense reactions in all who visit. Collaborating with his son Rupert, Simon muses on his time spent in Calcutta, reflecting on his experiences, preconceptions and own individual fascination with the city.

Thw Winchesters' personal essays are presented with a selection of wide-ranging extracts penned by other visitors to this surprising city. The result is a personal view of one of the world's most resonant destinations that also acts as an essential introduction to the wealth of writing on the subject.

Includes extracts by V.S. Naipaul, Paul Theroux, Rudyard Kipling, Geoffrey Moorhouse, Rabindranath Tagore, N.C. Chaudhuri, Gunter Grass, Dominique Lapierre, James Morris, Mark Twain and Vikram Seth.

Simon Winshester's Calcutta provides a rare insight into the inspiration writers gain from their love for a special place.

Synopsis:

Winchester has joined forces with his son Rupert in choosing his favorite writings that reflect on the crazy, captivating, and elusive Indian city, resulting in a uniquely personal view of one of the world's most resonant destinations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781740595872
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
Lonely Planet
With:
Rupert Winchester et al
Author:
Winchester, Rupert
Author:
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Subject:
Asia - India
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Travel Literature
Series:
Lonely Planet Journeys
Publication Date:
20041001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
197 x 128 mm

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