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The Naked Tourist:

Lawrence Osborne
Rs. 198 Rs. 550
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We are offering a high discount on this book due to its “SLIGHTLY DAMAGED” conditionFrom the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east—and of the tour itself Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer, Lawrence Osborne decided to explore the psychological underpinnings of tourism itself. He took a six-month journey across the so-called Asian Highway—a swathe of Southeast Asia that, since the Victorian era, has seduced generations of tourists with its manufactured dreams of the exotic Orient. And like many a lost soul on this same route, he ended up in the harrowing forests of Papua, searching for a people who have never seen a tourist.  What, Osborne asks, are millions of affluent itinerants looking for in these endless resorts, hotels, cosmetic-surgery packages, spas, spiritual retreats, sex clubs, and “back to nature” trips? What does tourism, the world’s single largest business, have to sell? A travelogue into that heart of darkness known as the Westernmind, The Naked Tourist is the most mordant and ambitious work to date from the author of The Accidental Connoisseu r, praised by The New York Times Book Review as “smart, generous, perceptive, funny, sensible

Book Detail

  • Publisher
  • North Point Press US
  • Publication Date
  • 26/09/2006
  • Number of Pages
  • 277
  • Binding
  • Hard Back
  • ISBN
  • RP9780865477094
  • Category
  • Fiction , Literature

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