Hindoo Holiday

J R Ackerley (Author) Eliot Weinberger (Introduction by)
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Description

In the 1920s, the young J. R. Ackerley spent several months in India as the personal secretary to the maharajah of a small Indian principality. In his journals, Ackerley recorded the Maharajah's fantastically eccentric habits and riddling conversations, and the odd shambling day-to-day life of his court. Hindoo Holiday is an intimate and very funny account of an exceedingly strange place, and one of the masterpieces of twentieth-century travel literature.

Product Details

Price
$18.95
Publisher
New York Review of Books
Publish Date
January 31, 2000
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.01 X 0.74 X 8.05 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780940322257
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About the Author

J. R. Ackerley (1896-1967) was for many years the literary editor of the BBC magazine The Listener. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You (all available as New York Review Books).

Eliot Weinberger is the author of three collections of essays: Outside Stories, Works on Paper, and Karmic Traces. He is also the editor and translator of the Collected Poems of Octavio Paz and the Selected Non-fictions of Jorge Luis Borges.