For centuries male writers have used travel as a vehicle and metaphor for self-discovery; in this landmark collection 42 women speak of their own transformations through the experience of travel. The varied accounts describe spiritual journeys, ancestral quests, tales of culture shock, comedy, terror, and more. Photographs and illustrations.
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The nearly 50 short pieces of travel writing that comprise this volume display such a wealth of perspectives and explore such a variety of locales that the book is a splendid adventure in its own right. In "Ramont Hall" Rhiannon Paine looks back to 1973 when, at the age of 25, armed with a broken umbrella, a "dilapidating Mini" and youthful enthusiasm, she set out to see England. Helen Degen Cohen, who, as an eight-year-old Jewish girl narrowly escaped being deported to a concentration camp, describes her "Return to Warsaw" to visit the Catholic woman who hid her during World War II. Patricia Hampl's "Italian Two-Part Invention" savors the romance of a damp Venetian winter; a visit to a monastery during one sunny Umbrian spring triggers a memory of the author's childhood. Melissa Sanders-Self's fictional "Nameless Things" follows the daily grind of a young American woman who serves drinks in a Tokyo club that caters to Japanese businessmen. Catherine Stearns's "Icarus in Africa" is a series of letters from a feisty woman who signs herself "Ma" and who, at 60, starts out to teach at a rural school in Zambia. Sprengnether wrote Rivers, Stories, Houses, Dreamsone title and Truesdale is publisher of New Rivers.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808982312291.0
Descrizione libro New Rivers Press, 1991. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0898231221
Descrizione libro New Rivers Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0898231221. Codice libro della libreria SKU304032