Women move through the world differently from men. The constraints and perils, the perceptions and complex emotions women journey with are different. For many women, the inner landscape is as important as the outer. This does not mean that the woman traveller is not politically aware, historically astute or in touch with the customs and language of the place, but it does mean that a woman cannot travel and not be aware of her body and the limitations her sex presents. This illustrated edition of "The Virago Book of Women Travellers" captures 300 years of wanderlust. Some of the women are observers of the world in which they wander and others are more active. Often they are storytellers, weaving tales about the people they encounter. Whether it is curiosity about the world or escape from personal tragedy, these women approached their journeys with wit, intelligence, compassion and empathy for the lives of others.
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Some of the extraordinary women whose writings are included in this splendid collection are observers of the world in which they wander, their prose rich in description, remarkable in detail. Others are more active participants in the culture they are visiting. Often they are storytellers, weaving tales about the people they meet. Whether it is curiosity about the world, a thirst for adventure, or escape from personal tragedy, all these women are united in approaching their journeys with wit, intelligence, and compassion for those encountered along the way.About the Author:
Mary Morris is the author of seven books. She has travelled extensively throughout the world with her partner, Larry O'Connor, a Canadian journalist who worked with her on this anthology .
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Descrizione libro Virago Press (UK), 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0316858315