Colin Thubron: the evocation of place
An RSL/Booker Prize Foundation Masterclass with Colin Thubron on the evocation of place.
- In travel, leave behind – as far as you can – all prejudice. Shed your own culture.
- Take full notes as you go. The vitality of description lies in its detail.
- Don’t be too dutiful. Follow your obsessions.
|Robert Byron||The Road to Oxiana|
|Patrick Leigh Fermor||A Time of Gifts|
|Nicholas Bouvier||The Way of the World|
|Bruce Chatwin||In Patagonia|
|Italo Calvino||Invisible Cities|
|William Dalrymple||From the Holy Mountain|
|Redmond O’Hanlon||Congo Journey|
|Pico Iyer||Video Night in Katmandu|
|Jonathan Raban||Old Glory|
Recorded on: May 21, 2011
Recorded at: Somerset House
Sponsored by: Booker Prize Foundation