[But: All Journeys Were Return Journeys. The Farther One Traveled, The Nakeder One Got, Until, Towards The End, Ceasing To Be Animated By Any Scene, One Was Most Oneself, A Man In A Bed Surrounded By Empty Bottles. The Man Who Says, "I've Got A Wife And Kids" Is Far From Home; At Home He Speaks Of Japan. But He Does Not Know - How Could He? - That The Scenes Changing In The Train Window From Victoria Station To Tokyo Central Are Nothing Compared To The Change In Himself; And Travel Writing, Which Cannot But Be Droll At The Outset, Moves From Journalism To Fiction, Arriving Promptly As The Kodama Echo At Autobiography. From There Any Further Travel Makes A Beeline To Confession, The Embarrassed Monologue In A Deserted Bazaar. The Anonymous Hotel Room In A Strange City...]

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