This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to
This week on The Marketplace of Ideas, Colin Marshall talks to novelist, traveler and memoirist Lawrence Osborne. In his new book Bangkok Days, Osborne drops the reader into a series of his own experiences in the Thai capital. Originally having visited Bangkok in order to avail himself of the city’s cheap dentistry, he has returned many times over the ensuing decades to examine the expatriate community, explore the many facets of the place that the sensational press ignores and absorb, to the extent that it’s possible for a westerner to absorb, the distinct culture and sensibility that has grown in the varied, surprising, never-colonized nation of Thailand.
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