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No Particular Place to Go

Biography & autobiography


by
Hugo Williams

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 316 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

‘A hilarious book of bad times, bedtimes and benders. It is a kind of cool parody of On the Road.’ New Statesman No Particular Place to Go (first published in 1981) relates Hugo Williams’ journey across the USA on a three-month poetry-reading tour wherein he also hoped to discover some of the America he had imagined for so long on the strength of its all-consuming popular culture. ‘No Particular Place to Go isn’t a book that you’d take on a visitor’s itinerary of the States… But the journey it describes is a potent one… It offered a poet’s eye on modern culture, a cool, sideways perspective on its consumers and an enviable traveller’s voice – not just unafraid of meeting the locals but positively keen to jump in and grab whatever was on offer.’ John Walsh, Independent

‘A hilarious book of bad times, bedtimes and benders. It is a kind of cool parody of On the Road.’ New Statesman No Particular Place to Go (first published in 1981) relates Hugo Williams’ journey across the USA on a three-month poetry-reading tour wherein he also hoped to discover some of the America he had imagined for so long on the strength of its all-consuming popular culture. ‘No Particular Place to Go isn’t a book that you’d take on a visitor’s itinerary of… (more)

‘A hilarious book of bad times, bedtimes and benders. It is a kind of cool parody of On the Road.’ New Statesman No Particular Place to Go (first published in 1981) relates Hugo Williams’ journey across the USA on a three-month poetry-reading tour wherein he also hoped to discover some of the America he had imagined for so long on the strength of its all-consuming popular culture. ‘No Particular Place to Go isn’t a book that you’d take on a visitor’s itinerary of the States… But the journey it describes is a potent one… It offered a poet’s eye on modern culture, a cool, sideways perspective on its consumers and an enviable traveller’s voice – not just unafraid of meeting the locals but positively keen to jump in and grab whatever was on offer.’ John Walsh, Independent

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