The Saddest Pleasure

The Saddest Pleasure

A Journey on Two Rivers : Travel Book as Memoir, Memoir as Novel, Novel as Polemic

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Abruptly expelled from his farm in Ecuador at the age of sixty-two, Moritz Thomsen indulges in that saddest of pleasures – travel – taking a trip to Brazil and ultimately a journey up the great Amazon River by boat.Assaulted by ghosts and memories at every turn, as his journey unfolds he re-examines his life to understand how he came to be living a life of self-imposed poverty and hardship. Outwardly he sails up the Amazon towards Manaus, giving us poignant and limpid descriptions of the river, yet inwardly a shattering romantic symphony rages, running from the depths of human misery to life’s small but exquisite transcendent pleasures. He spares the reader nothing.
Abruptly expelled from his farm in Ecuador at the age of sixty-two, Moritz Thomsen indulges in that saddest of pleasures – travel – taking a trip to Brazil and ultimately a journey up the great Amazon River by boat.

Publisher: London : Eland, 2019.
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9781780601038
Characteristics: 297 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Theroux, Paul

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