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All the Wrong Places (book)

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Language  English
Media type  Print
Author  James Fenton
Publication date  1988
Originally published  1988
Country  United Kingdom
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All the Wrong Places: Adrift in the Politics of the Pacific Rim is a 1988 collection of reports and reminiscences of his time as a journalist in Asia by the English poet James Fenton. It was reissued with a new introduction by Granta in 2005.

Summary

The reports cover Vietnam during the late phase of the Vietnam War which ended in 1975, Cambodia during the early years of the Khmer Rouge, the Philippines of Imelda Marcos and South Korea before democracy.

The reports provide some context for poems written later such as Cambodia and Dead Soldiers from the collection The Memory of War and the poem Out of the East from the collection Out of Danger (1993).

The book was translated into Spanish as Lugares no recomendables: reportajes políticos sobre el Sudeste Asiático Barcelona: Editorial Anagrama, 1991.

References

All the Wrong Places (book) Wikipedia


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