By (author) Jonathan Raban
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Soft City by Jonathan Raban
Book DescriptionIn the city we can live deliberately: inventing and renewing ourselves, carving out journeys, creating private spaces. But in the city we are also afraid of being alone, clinging to the structures of daily life to ward off the chaos around us. How is it that the noisy, jostling, overwhelming metropolis leaves us at once so energized and so fragile? In "Soft City", one of our most acclaimed novelists and travel writers seeks to find out. First published in the 1970s, his account is a compelling exploration of urban life: a classic in the literature of the city, more relevant to today's overcrowded planet than ever. 'A psychological handbook for urban survival' - "Sunday Telegraph".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780330456494
(197mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Raban
Surveillance, Paperback / softback (February 2008)
In the not-too-distant future, national identity cards are mandatory, and America has become obsessed with intelligence-gathering. With precision and compassion, Raban captures a peculiar period in modern history.
40, 000 Miles in a Canoe, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Jonathan Raban
Tells the story of Captain John C Voss, who, in 1904, completed a three-year journey across three oceans in a Native American dugout canoe converted to sail.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Raban
Jonathan Raban is the recipient of - among other prizes - the Heinemann Award of the Royal Society of Literature, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Thomas Cook Award, and the Governor's Award of the State of Washington. His novel, Waxwings, was longlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize, and his most recent work of fiction, Surveillance, was published in 2006 to much acclaim. In 1990 Raban, a British citizen, moved from London to Seattle, where he now lives with his daughter.
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