The son of a French-Canadian father and an Italian mother, Theroux was one of seven children.
The son of a French-Canadian father and an Italian mother, Theroux was one of seven children. Never much of an athlete, Theroux spent most of the 's reading. He never admitted, even to himself, his desire to be a writer and studied premed in college.
Writing, he believed to be "incompatible with being a man--money is masculinity". Theroux, who grew up a Boy Scout and a Catholic, graduated high school in and left Medford "the first chance I had".
He attended the University of Maine where he wrote many anti-Vietnam war editorials and refused to join the required Reserved Officers Training Corps. He transferred to the University of Massachusetts and took a creative writing course from the poet Joseph Langland.
That desision changed the way Theroux would perceive writing as a career. Theroux graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in He also wrote articles for Playboy, Esquire, and Atlantic Monthly. In '72, '76, '77, and ' InTheroux was involved in a failed coup d'etat of the Malawi president-dictator and was thrown out of the Peace Corps.
Yet, Theroux had obviously fallen in love with Africa. Here he met not only his future wife, Anne Castle, a schoolteacher from London, but also V. Naipaul, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
This writer was to become his mentor. His first son, Marcel, was born in Uganda in Waldo, Theroux's first novel, sold about copies. Theroux went on to write Fong and The Indians, published inMurder in Mount Holly and then Girls at Play, a novel about "the futility of African politics and the disintegration of tribal life.
Theroux was next hired on at the University of Singapore, where he wrote his fifth novel, Jungle Lovers. His second son Louis was born in Singapore in It was in Singapore that Theroux realized that he had enough of the monotony of teaching and decided to become a professional writer.
His wife got a job in London and he taught one last course at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in Both Sinning With Annie and a criticism of V.
Naipaul's early works were published in Theroux wrote Saint Jack, a novel about his time in Singapore, while living in the English countryside of Dorset. Theroux's seventh novel, The Black House is a macabre tale set in the English countryside.
The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia was Theroux's first travel novel and also the first novel to distinguish him as a well-known writer. The book was a best seller selling 35, copies.
It was also a main selection for the Book-of-the Month Club. Theroux also published three collections of short stories, that mirrored some if his adventures while abroad: Later these three short story collections were combined into one book and published as The Collected Stories.
At the request of his two sons, Theroux also wrote two children's stories: A Christmas Card and London Snow: A Christmas Story He also published Half Moon Street which contained two short novels: Doctor DeMarr this book was also made into a movie starring Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine, but received generally negative reviews.
By Rail from Peshwar to Chittagonga "coffee table book" which includes the stunning photography of Steve McCurry. Patagonia Revisited is based on a discussion between Bruce Chatwin and Theroux of Patagonia's influence on literature.
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