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Naked Tourist In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

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ISBN-10: 0865477418

ISBN-13: 9780865477414

Edition: N/A

Authors: Lawrence Osborne

List price: $21.00
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Sick of producing the picturesque bromides of the professional travel writer, Lawrence Osborne decided to explore the psychological underpinnings of tourism itself by taking a six-month journey down the so-called "Asian Highway"--a swath of Southeast Asia that, since the Victorian era, has seduced generations of tourists with its manufactured dreams of the exotic Orient. And like many a lost soul on this same route, he ends up in the harrowing forests of Papua, searching for a people who have never seen a tourist. What, Osborne asks, are millions of affluent itinerants from the West looking for as they wade through endless resorts, hotels, cosmetic-surgery packages, spas, spiritual…    
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 6/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638

Born in England, Lawrence Osborne is a travel writer and novelist, and the author of the Bangkok Days and The Forgiven. His short story 'Volcano' was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, the New Yorker, Forbes, Harper's and other publications.

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