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Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now

Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now

作者 : Craig Taylor

出版社 : GRANTA BOOKS

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定價 : NT 550

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世界上最偉大的城市之一──倫敦的自傳。

如果要挑一本以不同凡響的視角來觀察倫敦的書,那就選擇英國知名記者Craig Taylor的倫敦客Londoners,耗費他數年時間,不分晝夜,穿梭在這座城市的許多角落,訪談將近百位的計程車司機、政府官員、房地產經紀人、廚師、飛行員、性上癮者、移民等不同身分者,唯一共同點就是曾經或現在都住過倫敦,每一個過客或居民,在記者敏銳的新聞鼻與挖掘事件的引導下,口述出一段段真實又幽默的故事,記錄著不同面向、不同時刻的聲音:愛它、恨它、繼續住在這裡,或離開它,直白、坦率,這都是倫敦。

總之,這些聲音合奏出一曲曲動人的、如史詩般的倫敦,從諾丁山布里克斯頓,從皮卡迪利廣場到金絲雀碼頭,從倫敦希思羅機場到大笨鐘,到倫敦地鐵最深的隧道。近400頁的內容,讀者可以依序閱讀,或隨意翻開一段豐富生動的散文。

Craig Taylor不愧是記者出身,說故事高手,隨著每一個人回憶,勾勒出這座迷人城市的各種面貌,也許他不及海明威的偉大;如果海明威筆下的巴黎是一席《流動的饗宴》,那麼Craig Taylor筆下的《倫敦客》就是這座城市的浮世繪,每一個字都敲擊著你,彷彿它們是剛從小河裡撈出來的石子。


From the Back Cover Five years in the making, Londoners is a fresh and compulsively readable view of one of the world's most fascinating cities-a vibrant narrative portrait of the London of our own time, featuring unforgettable stories told by the real people who make the city hum. Acclaimed writer and editor Craig Taylor has spent years traversing every corner of the city, getting to know the most interesting Londoners, including the voice of the London Underground, a West End rickshaw driver, an East End nightclub doorperson, a mounted soldier of the Queen's Life Guard at Buckingham Palace, and a couple who fell in love at the Tower of London-and now live there. With candor and humor, this diverse cast-rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant, men and women (and even a Sarah who used to be a George)-shares indelible tales that capture the city as never before. Together, these voices paint a vivid, epic, and wholly original portrait of twenty-first-century London in all its breadth, from Notting Hill to Brixton, from Piccadilly Circus to Canary Wharf, from an airliner flying into London Heathrow Airport to Big Ben and Tower Bridge, and down to the deepest tunnels of the London Underground. Londoners is the autobiography of one of the world's greatest cities.
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