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ISBN13: 9780374517670
ISBN10: 0374517673
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This extraordinary novel, first published in 1935 and now a classic, tells the story of a perceptive young American who hitchhikes across Asia — from Beirut to the border of China — living off the land and the hospitality of the people he meets along the way.

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David Myers, July 22, 2010 (view all comments by David Myers)
The Spanish talk of living a harmonious life as going with the flow “like a twig on the water.” The Asiatics by Frederic Prokosh describes the adventures of an American who travels from Beirut to China in the 1930s by adapting each day to new situations and new people. Prokosh originally wanted to be a poet and he can definitely put words together. For example: “The moon was growing clearer. A slant of moonlight fell suddenly, like a happy little sigh, upon a tuft of moss at my side. The shore grew close and confiding and the pebbles shone like silver.” Embedded in this beautifully written narrative are pithy observations about life, society, and sensuality as illustrated through encounters from peasants to criminals to terrorists to a Maharajah and his court. This book was endorsed by Albert Camus, Gore Vidal, and now by me. The plot and the wording take the reader along a journey of discover that flows effortlessly-- just like a twig on the water.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374517670
Introduction:
Van Doren, Carl
Author:
Van Doren, Carl
Author:
Prokosch, Frederic
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series Volume:
no. 93.
Publication Date:
19830531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.58x5.55x.94 in. 1.16 lbs.

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