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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.

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Jonathan Raban (born 1942) is a British travel writer and novelist. Born in Norfolk, England, he has lived in Seattle, Washington, USA since 1990.

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