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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Frederic Prokosch (1908-89) was a distinguished American poet and novelist of the 1930s and 1940s. Among his other novels are The Seven Who Fled (1937) and Night of the Poor.
Pico Iyer is the author of several books of travel and fiction, including Video Night in Kathmandu.Review :
“Prokosch has invented what might be called the geographical novel, in which he mingles sensuality with irony, lucidity with mystery. He conveys a fatalistic sense of life half hidden beneath a rich animal energy. He is a master of moods and undertones, a virtuoso in the feeling of place, and he writes in a style of supple elegance.” ―Albert Camus
“The Asiatics is original in its conception, beautiful in its execution. It belongs with the most notable modern American books. ” ―Carl Van Doren
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Description du livre Faber and Faber, London, 1983. Paperback. État : Very Good. First printing of this edition. First printing of this trade paperback edition. Previous owner's name neatly in ink on the first (blank) page else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers. N° de réf. du libraire 93401
Description du livre Faber and Faber, London, 1983. Paperback. État : Very Good. 1st paperback Edition. 382 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 132323
Description du livre État : good. 322 Gramm. N° de réf. du libraire M00571131999-G