Jonathan Raban


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in The United Kingdom
June 14, 1942

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British travel writer, critic and novelist

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Passage to Juneau: A Sea an...

3.91 avg rating — 1,571 ratings — published 1999 — 14 editions
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Bad Land: An American Romance

3.94 avg rating — 1,448 ratings — published 1985 — 18 editions
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Old Glory: A Voyage Down th...

3.94 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 1981 — 16 editions
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Coasting: A Private Voyage

3.97 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 1987 — 14 editions
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Hunting Mister Heartbreak: ...

4.02 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 1990 — 15 editions
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Waxwings

3.38 avg rating — 390 ratings — published 2003 — 10 editions
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Surveillance

2.80 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 2007 — 12 editions
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Driving Home: An American J...

3.49 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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Arabia

3.78 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1979 — 10 editions
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Soft City: A Documentary Ex...

3.72 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 1974 — 12 editions
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“‎Books admitted me to their world open-handedly, as people for their most part, did not. The life I lived in books was one of ease and freedom, worldly wisdom, glitter, dash and style.”
Jonathan Raban
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“We need – more urgently than architectural utopias, ingenious traffic disposal systems, or ecological programmes – to comprehend the nature of citizenship, to make serious imaginative assessment of that special relationship between the self and the city; its unique plasticity, its privacy and freedom.”
Jonathan Raban, Soft City: A Documentary Exploration of Metropolitan Life

“We have so separated ourselves, person from person and group from group, in the city, that we have made hatred a dreadfully easy emotion. It comes to us as lightly and insidiously as the symptoms of an unconsciously harboured disease.”
Jonathan Raban, Soft City: Picador Classic

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