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Translating L. A.: A Tour of the Rainbow City

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At a time when it is America’s leading candidate for the star role of Armageddon, Los Angeles still reigns as the destination p and de facto trendsetter for the United States. Despite its curse of ancient and modern-day plagues—what other city can claim the rights to earthquakes and smog as well as riots and gang warfare?—Los Angeles remains the mythical source for the blood flowing through the American heart: the "pot of gold" that lies on the other coast of the rainbow. In A, Peter Theroux leads us beyond the rainbow in an affectionate and anecdotal guide to the human centers of Los Angeles. By bringing LA's thousand-and-one ethnic enclaves together with its broad range of social classes, Theroux understands LA by stretching across its fault lines with results that are "surprising and illuminating" (). With its genuine sensitivity towards past, present, and future, searches the souls of Angelenos to deliver a remarkable commentary on America's most complex and diverse city.

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“Peter Theroux, as a brilliant translator and writer, has taught western readers about the Arabic world. Now, with , Theroux crosses new borders—in southern California. With great wit and energy, he shows us the Los Angeles we have not understood well enough. He deconstructs and reconstructs the city famous for its separate freeway exits until finally and for the first time (like newcomers from a foreign land) we see Los Angeles whole.” —Richard Rodriguez

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is an illustrator and book designer. is an award-winning book cover designer and street photographer. is an American photographer known for his photographs of the Los Angeles landscape.

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ISBN:
9780393313949
Subtitle:
A Tour of the Rainbow City
Author:
Theroux, Peter
Author:
Henry Sene Yee
Author:
Metsch, Jo Anne
Author:
Sene Yee, Henry
Author:
Humble, John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Travel and travel guides
Subject:
United States - Pacific - California
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Americana - California
Subject:
Travel-US Western States
Subject:
United States / West / Pacific (AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA)
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Dimensions:
8.53x5.56x.69 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , “Peter Theroux, as a brilliant translator and writer, has taught western readers about the Arabic world. Now, with , Theroux crosses new borders—in southern California. With great wit and energy, he shows us the Los Angeles we have not understood well enough. He deconstructs and reconstructs the city famous for its separate freeway exits until finally and for the first time (like newcomers from a foreign land) we see Los Angeles whole.” —Richard Rodriguez
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