The Ends Of The Earth by Roger WillemsenThe Ends Of The Earth by Roger Willemsen

The Ends Of The Earth

byRoger WillemsenTranslated byPeter Lewis

Hardcover | May 15, 2015

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An author, foreign correspondent, academic, and television personality, Roger Willemsen is a familiar figure in Germany, and The Ends of the Earth offers English-language readers a chance to engage with his uniquely astute take on the world. Consisting of twenty-two essays recounting and reflecting on a lifetime of travel to the far and forgotten corners of our planet, the book offers remarkable encounters and mysterious entanglements in locations as diverse as a Kamchatkan volcano, a Burmese railway station, an Arctic icebreaker, and a Minsk hospital ward. Willemsen is the perfect companion, reveling in the strange and unlovely, and tracing unexpected connections among places, times, and peoples.
Roger Willemsen is the author of a number of works of nonfiction, including one based on interviews with former Guantánamo detainees. Peter Lewis is the translator of Sabine Gruber’s Roman Elegy.
Title:The Ends Of The EarthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 1.3 inPublished:May 15, 2015Publisher:Haus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909961027

ISBN - 13:9781909961029


Table of Contents

Eifel – Departure
Gibraltar – The Ne Plus Ultra
The Himalayas – In the fog of the Prithvi Highway
Isafjördur – The blind spot
God’s Window – The final curtain
Minsk – The stranger in the bed
Patagonia – The forbidden place
Timbuktu – The Boy Indigo
Bombay – The oracle
Tangkiling – The road to nowhere
Kamchatka – Ashes and magma
Mandalay – A dream of the sea
Lake Fucino – Wasting away
Gorée – The door of no return
Hong Kong – Poste restante
The Amu-Darya – On the frontiers of Transoxania
Toraja – Among the dead
Tonga – Taboo and fate
Kinshasa – Scenes from a war
Chiang Mai – Opium
Orvieto – The fixation
The North Pole - Contemplation

Editorial Reviews

“Brilliant. . . . We go from Gibraltar to Iceland, from Minsk to Patagonia, to Timbuktu and Bombay, the Kamchatka Peninsula and Mandalay. . . . Every episode is a drama with the traveler as tragic hero.”