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Far-sighted

Paul Theroux discusses his globe-girdling journeys, his books, and the roots of his wanderlust

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February 22, 2009

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To understand what drives Paul Theroux, novelist and dean of American travel writers, consider this: He once decided to walk out the front door of his Medford home, climb on an MBTA train pointed south, and keep riding the rails until they ended at the bottom of South America. The result was "The Old Patagonian Express." (Full article: 1499 words)

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