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 the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.
Jonathan Raban (born 1942) is a British travel writer and novelist. Born in Norfolk, England, he has lived in Seattle, Washington, USA since 1990.
I'm female, say nothing
I'm male, single