Letters of Transit
on Travel, History, Politics,
and Family Life Abroad
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"Matthew Stevenson is a fine essayist,
and his writing is a joy to read."
Editor, Harper's magazine
would rather wander the world with Matthew Stevenson than
anyone else I know: the breadth of his interests, his
knowledge of history and the sheer quality of his mind make
him the ideal traveling companion. This collection of
essays is a worthy substitute for the man himself: if you
cannot go with him, take his Letters of Transit, and
they will see you through."
Best-selling author, The Professor and
and The Map That Changed the World
Stevenson is a writer with a splendidly oblique angle on life;
whether he is writing about travel, family,
or himself, he is able to make me smile, and often laugh out
loud. His prose unfailingly gives me pleasure."
Author of ten books of essays,
of which the most recent is Narcissus Leaves of the Pool
Stevenson is humane, percipient, witty, and well-informed
about a bewildering number of subjects. He also writes
like a dream."
Political Columnist, The Guardian
Stevenson is an uncommonly fine essayist -- fluent, stylish,
enormously well informed and curious about the world we live
in, and a very considerable all-arounder. But what puts
him head and shoulders above the other gifted writers today
is his massive and transparent integrity. Read him and
be thankful for his quizzical gaze, his marvelous balance,
and his tremendous feeling for all humanity."
Author of Calcutta, Imperial City
and many award-winning books