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Paul Theroux is a prolific writer, with more than fifty published travel books and novels. Sunrise with Seamonsters is a collection of the rest of his work, including shorter articles for magazines, critical essays, and other miscellaneous writing, as published between 1964 and 1984. The writing centers on wickedly honest observations on the political climate and social cultures of the wide range of places he has visited, and on interesting people that inspired him along the way. Portraits include fellow travel writer Graham Greene, V.S. Pritchett, Rudyard Kipling, Henry Miller, Richard Nixon, and even John McEnroe. Theroux is an inspirational writer, and his eloquence will make the reader laugh, cringe and think about the world. Some of the best sketches were written during his time in Malawi during the Peace Corps.
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"It has given me, in an overlapping way, two writing lives; in one I have been writing books, and in the other life I have been writing these pieces. I regarded a book as an indulgence - I mean a "vision" but the word sounds too pompous and spiritual. These pieces I meant to be concrete - responses to experiences, with my feet squarely on the ground; immediate and direct, written to fulfill a specific purpose, and somewhat alien to the meandering uncertainties of a novel. They were also a breath of fresh air."
- Paul Theroux, introduction to Sunrise with Seamonsters