Jonathan Raban


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Jonathan Raban (born 14 June 1942, Hempton, Norfolk, UK) is a British travel writer and novelist. He has received several awards, such as the National Book Critics Circle Award, The Royal Society of Literature's Heinemann Award, the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the PEN West Creative Nonfiction Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Award, and a 1997 Washington State Governor's ... more »

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  • ''Over emphatic negatives always suggest that what is being denied may be what is really being asserted.''
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942), British author, critic. Counterblasts (1989).
  • One classic American landscape haunts all of American literature. It is a picture of Eden, perceived at the instant of history when corruption has just begun to set in. The serpent has shown his scaly...
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942), British author, critic. For Love and Money, pt. 5 (1987).
  • Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey; and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than ...
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942), British author, critic. For Love and Money, pt. 5 (1987).
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