• Pages: 328
  • Format: 214 x 138mm
  • Illustrations: Thierry Vernet
  • Publication date: May 2007
  • Producer: Eland Books
  • ISBN: 978-0-907871-538
  • Binding: Sewn paperback
  • Translated by: Robyn Marsak

The Way of the World

Nicolas Bouvier

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‘A cult classic, The Way of the World is one of the most beguiling travel books ever written . . .

Reborn from the ashes of a Pakistani rubbish heap, it tells of a friendship between a writer and an artist, forged on an impecunious, life-enhancing journey from Serbia to Afghanistan in the 1950s. On one level it is a candid description of a road journey, on another a meditation on travel as a journey towards the self, all written by a sage with a golden pen and a wide, infectious smile. It is published here for the first time in English with the Vernet drawings which are such a dynamic part of its whole.’ – Eland Books

‘Bouvier is that rare author who alerts the reader to the transcendent dimension of travel, by which the genuine traveller is transformed.’ Jason Elliot

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