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“El Viejo Expreso de la Patagonia,” escrito por Paul Theroux

Este libro de no-ficción por el novelista y viajero Paul Theroux relata su viaje en tren desde Boston hasta el sur de Sudamérica en 1977. Cada etapa está documentada minuciosamente, desde el Lake Shore Limited entre Boston y Chicago hasta el tren titular en la Patagonia. Sus quejas incesantes sobre las demoradas, la mala comida, el alojamiento incómodo, y los otros pasajeros son irritantes, y pueden desalentar a los lectores. Por suerte, el libro mejora considerablemente cuando Theroux llega en Argentina. Pasa algunos días en Buenos Aires y conoce a Jorge Luis Borges, el gigante de la literatura argentina. Y su mal humor se calma algo en las últimas etapas del viaje, dejando espacio para unos momentos de inspiración sorprendente.

Parecido a: Los Diarios de Motocicleta por Ernesto “Che” Guevara, The Great Railway Bazaar por Paul Theroux

Busque El Viejo Expreso de la Patagonia en la Biblioteca del Condado de Multnomah .

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“The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas” by Paul Theroux

This early nonfiction work by novelist and travel writer Paul Theroux recounts his journey by rail from Boston to the far reaches of South America in 1977. Each stage is documented in detail, from the ride on the Lake Shore Limited between Boston and Chicago to the titular train in Patagonia. Theroux’s constant complaints about delays, bad food, poor lodgings, and his fellow passengers are irritating and may discourage some readers from sticking with the book. Luckily, it improves considerably when he arrives in Argentina. He stops for several days in Buenos Aires and forms an acquaintanceship with Jorge Luis Borges, the giant of Argentine literature. And his grouchiness mellows in the final stages of the journey, leaving room for some moments of startling inspiration.

Read if you enjoyed: The Motorcycle Diaries by Ernesto “Che” Guevara, The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

Look for The Old Patagonian Express at Multnomah County Library.