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By Paul Fussell

ISBN-10: 0195030680

ISBN-13: 9780195030686

ISBN-10: 1423738225

ISBN-13: 9781423738220

A e-book in regards to the that means of trip, approximately how vital the subject has been for writers for 2 and a part centuries, and approximately how very good the literature of trip occurred to be in England and the USA within the Nineteen Twenties and 30s.

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But this—well, it was quite an experience. The frankfurter had a rubber skin, of course. . I had to do a kind of sawing movement before I could get my teeth through the skin. And then suddenly—pop! The thing burst in my mouth like a rotten pear. A sort of horrible soft stuff was oozing all over my tongue. . I just couldn't believe it. ' A sausage, a thing calling itself a frankfurter, filled with fish! "It gave me the feeling," says Bowling, "that I'd bitten into the modern world and discovered what it was really made of.

Without warning, out prances the entire cast, holding mirrors up to the audience, which thinks, "Ourselves? But that's cruel. To snap us as we are. . " The audience, "laughed at by looking-glasses," is as defenseless as the subject of a passport picture, who knows his picture is not merely on his passport but permanently on file somewhere, always available to be scrutinized and doubtless ridiculed by nameless but menacing civil servants. " "Yes, but I liked better the one without any chin at all.

All frontiers were unlocked. You wandered freely about the Continent as if it were your own country. Plenty of us had pervaded . . " Twenty years after the war Patrick 24 The Passport Nuisance 25 Leigh Fermor was hiking around in Eastern Austria. "I was wandering across a field when a man in uniform began shouting from the dykeroad overhead. Where the devil did I think I was going? It was the Austrian frontier post. , passed November 30, 1915: "A person coming from or intending to proceed to any place out of the United Kingdom as a passenger shall not, without the special permission of a Secretary of State, land or embark at any port in the United Kingdom unless he has in his possession a valid passport.

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