• Title: Travels With A Typewriter
  • Author: Michael Frayn
  • ISBN: 9780571240890
  • Page: 226
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Travels With A Typewriter Features some of the places in the world that interested the author From a kibbutz in Israel to summer rains in Japan bicycles in Cambridge to Notting Hill at the end of the s this title present
    Features some of the places in the world that interested the author From a kibbutz in Israel to summer rains in Japan, bicycles in Cambridge to Notting Hill at the end of the 1950s, this title presents the glimpses of a world which sometimes seems familar, sometimes vanished forever.

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    1. A collection of Frayn's journalistic travel writings from the 1950s through the 1970s. His thoughtful, incisive observations help to immerse the reader in his travels, whether he is visiting a kibbutz in Israel shortly after the Seven Days' War, trying to figure out the elaborate cultural dance of changing shoes in Japanese houses (and trying to avoid smacking his head on their low ceilings), or pondering the contradictions of living in West and East Berlin. Nice light reading from an award-winn [...]

    2. A collection of mostly boring so called travel pieces by the novelist Frayn. Most of them are incredibly dull, going on about politics and the like, which is fine, but not what I call a travel essay. I want to find out interesting things about the places he's been.n't happen here. I gather his novels are better?

    3. Aug 13A slow start-- the pieces are more political in nature than I like to read about and because the articles are from the 1960s-80s, there are not pertinent to me today.Aug 16I gave up by the end of the month. the book depends too much on memory of events long past

    4. This is why I read travel essays. The perspective from the 60s and 70s provides a nice touch of history too.

    5. A mixed bag but the good ones make it worth while. Very interested in the festival of britain stuff

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