- File Size: 885 KB
- Print Length: 21 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books (January 31, 1980)
- Publication Date: January 31, 1980
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001BC6GN6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,142 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Some of my favorite quotes from "Travels with Charley":
"I am very fortunate in having a wife who likes being a woman, which means that she likes men, not elderly babies."
"For how can one know color in perpetual green, and what good is warmth without cold to give it sweetness"
"We value virtue but do not discuss it."
"When I went away I had died and so became fixed and unchangeable. My return caused only confusion and uneasiness. Although they could not say it, my old friends wanted me gone so that I could take my proper place in the pattern of remembrance -- and I wanted to go for the same reason. Tom Wolfe was right. You can't go home again because home has ceased to exist except in the mothballs of memory."
"I have known desert men who chose their places with quiet and slow passion, rejecting the nervousness of a watered world. These men have not changed with the exploding times except to die and be replaced by others like them. "
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This is not only a fine book about his travels around many of the states in America, but it is also a history that can be viewed from two different perspectives. He is searching for the America of his youth from the viewpoint of a middle aged , mature and sceptical man looking back over the changes that happened during his life and has very mixed views about the result. From the viewpoint of today we can see how life has changed in the 50 years since it was written. I remember looking at America as the source of films, music, big open spaces, flashy cars and money and all that seemed to be good in the 50's, but of course I was a naive and silly boy!!. The areas of heavy industry described in the book have mostly gone, alongside the jobs that went with them, and so, I am sure have many of the little rural hamlets.
His language is rich and the vocabulary sometimes a little unfamiliar but the description of him and Charley as they meander around takes some beating. He generally writes in a balanced and considered way and is only raised to anger by the treatment of negro children who were being bussed into previously segregated schools in New Orleans and daily shrieked at by a gaggle of awful white women.
I bought the paper-back to send to a friend abroad to see if I'm being too harsh.
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I think the problem might be that it's a bit dated in its language and premise for modern times.
It's of its own time, I suppose.
His short, punchy, journalistic prose holds the attention and urges the reader on to the next page and next vignette; whilst his vocabulary and fantastic descriptive powers bring the places he visits and characters he meets to life, "behind the readers eyes".
This Kindle edition does justice to the print version of this fabulous travelogue. A great addition to your Kindle "Library", Travels With Charley might just inspire you to go and read more of this American literary giant's work.
I started to get really excited, eager to turn the page. So I stopped reading it and put it away. I didn't have the time to really get into it and absorb it properly, so I waited until a few weeks later when I was on holiday. Then I could let the magic begin, and begin, it did! A beautiful story, the kind that makes you want to pack up a few of your worldly goods into a motor-home and drive towards the sunset (which pretty much sums up our holidays!).
Very much a book for someone in my age group (approaching 50), in my opinion. A rare and beautiful treat. As good, in the right context, as 'Grapes of Wrath' if you ask me. Gorgeous!