Download e-book for kindle: Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon

Download e-book for kindle: Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon

By William Least Heat-Moon

Hailed as a masterpiece of yankee shuttle writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable trip alongside our nation's backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little greater than the necessity to placed domestic in the back of him and a feeling of interest approximately "those little cities that get at the map-if they get on at all-only simply because a few cartographer has a clean area to fill: distant, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New desire, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi." His adventures, his discoveries, and his reminiscences of the extreme humans he encountered alongside the way in which volume to a revelation of the real American experience.

"Reading Blue Highways made me return and view Jack Kerouac's at the street to work out if Mr. Least Heat-Moon does besides. He does much better . . . perhaps two times a 12 months I learn a ebook I want have been even longer. this is often one among them. i may want Mr. Least Heat-Moon had pushed each blue street in America."
(The manhattan occasions )

"Blue Highways ia a splended e-book, remarkable Americana, which I rank above the subsequent smartest thing previous it within the style, John Steinbeck's shuttle with Charley."
(The Wall road magazine )

"Better than Kerouac."
(The Chicago Sun-Times )

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To provide for either eventuality or perhaps simple absent-mindedness made Baba (Aley Mohammed Shah, my father) register my year of birth as 1950. Why July 20th was altered to August 16th, however, is a mystery and I’ve had quite a bit of fun with the wise ones who took it upon themselves to figure out my astrological chart. Consequently, I am whichever age it suits me to be on any particular day. While it doesn’t make me feel a whole lot younger, it just seems like something to do. Baba had had a peripatetic life before finally settling down to serve the British government in the Provincial Civil Service when Freedom’s dawn, Independence and Partition hit the country.

I took a long while savouring the feeling that there were people out there who were curious about what we were doing, about what I was doing. I kicked the hem of the curtain to make it billow and make them wonder even more. That’s what the inside of a mother’s womb must feel like. Warm, safe, comfortable. You have no weight, no cares. The outside world is outside. It can get to you only when you let it. Then the curtain opened. Suddenly, the womb was gone and I was staring into a black void. Never having been onstage before, I was blinded by the intensity of the lighting, but then I felt the boards under my feet, and I took a breath.

The outside world is outside. It can get to you only when you let it. Then the curtain opened. Suddenly, the womb was gone and I was staring into a black void. Never having been onstage before, I was blinded by the intensity of the lighting, but then I felt the boards under my feet, and I took a breath. In the dazzling blackness, dim shapes of heads gradually began to identify themselves. They looked expectant, receptive, not hostile and judgemental, as in life. And every one of them seemed to be looking at me.

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