A new collection of dazzling travel pieces from SUNDAY TIMES journalist and critic A.A. GILL. From the moment he joined THE SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A selection of the very best pieces that Gill has written over the past five years, A.A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY is a wonderfully insightful and funny compendium of travel writing taken mostly from THE SUNDAY TIMES, but also from GQ, TATLER and CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. Gill writes with a clarity and acerbity that conveys the intensity of his experiences in his travels around the world. His book includes essays on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California. In each piece, there is a central image Gill uses as the key to unlocking the personality of a place.That round eye, bright as a lost sequin, black as oil, looks back at me and I am suffused with a feeling of calm. A sort of giddy ... a battery of vanity. The crates piled one on top of the other create aisles, a foxa#39;s supermarket that smells of ammonia and fresh hay. ... How did a four-minute breakfast end up as this God- defying creation? This shattering cock-a-doodle-doo of genetic expressionism?a#39; a#39; Best to takeanbsp;...
|Title||:||A.A. Gill is Further Away|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2011-10-13|