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Author : Russell Banks
ISBN : 9780062199478
Genre : Travel
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“Banks’s narrative seductively juxtaposes rambles through lush volcanic mountains, white sand beaches and coral reefs with a barrage of memories of the hash he’s made of his private life.” —The New York Times Book Review Now in his mid-seventies, Russell Banks has indulged his wanderlust for more than half a century. This longing for escape has taken him from the “bright green islands and turquoise seas” of the Caribbean islands to peaks in the Himalayas, the Andes, and beyond. In each of these remarkable essays, Banks considers his life and the world. In Everglades National Park this “perfect place to time-travel,” he traces his own timeline. Recalling his trips to the Caribbean in the title essay, “Voyager,” Banks dissects his relationships with the four women who would become his wives. In the Himalayas, he embarks on a different quest of self-discovery. “One climbs a mountain not to conquer it, but to be lifted like this away from the earth up into the sky,” he explains. Pensive, frank, beautiful, and engaging, Voyager brings together the social, the personal, and the historical, opening a path into the heart and soul of this revered writer.

Driving Over Lemons

Author : Chris Stewart
ISBN : 095600380X
Genre : Alpujarra Region (Spain)
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Chris, eternal optimist and itinerant sheep shearer, moves with his wife Ana to a mountain farm in Las Alpujarras, an oddball region in the south of Spain. Misadventures gleefully unfold as Chris discovers that the owner has no intention of leaving and meets their neighbours, an engaging mix of peasant farmers and shepherds, New Age travellers and ex-pats. Their daughter Chloë is born, linking them irrevocably to their new life. The hero of the piece, however, is the farm itself - a patch of mountain studded with olive, almond and lemon groves, sited on the wrong side of a river, with no access road, water supply or electricity.Could life offer much better than that?


Author : Diana Gabaldon
ISBN : 9781446494264
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 26. 97 MB
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THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. Jamie Fraser is lying on the battlefield of Culloden, where he rises wounded, to face execution or imprisonment. Either prospect pales beside the pain of loss - his wife is gone. Forever. But sometimes forever is shorter than one thinks. In 1746, Claire Fraser made a perilous journey through time, leaving her young husband to die at Culloden, in order to protect their unborn child. In 1968, Claire has just been struck through the heart, discovering that Jamie Fraser didn’t die in battle. But where is Jamie now? With the help of her grown daughter, Claire sets out to find the man who was her life - and might be once again.

The Self Propelled Voyager

Author : Duncan R. Jamieson
ISBN : 9781442253711
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book recounts how cycling opened the world for not only those who rode but also for the armchair travelers who read with interest the cyclists’ accounts of faraway places. This book chronicles the journeys of the men and women who used the cycle to explore the world, showcasing the rise and fall of cycling interest.

The Essential Travel Writings Annotated Edition

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9783849642549
Genre : Travel
File Size : 51. 18 MB
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This edition includes the most important travel writings by the famous author: The Silverado Squatters Across The Plains The Amateur Emigrant Cockermouth And Keswick - A Fragment An Autumn Effect A Winter's Walk In Carrick And Galloway - A Fragment A Mountain Town In France [175] - A Fragment Random Memories: Rosa Quo Locorum The Ideal House Davos In Winter Health And Mountains Alpine Diversions The Stimulation Of The Alps Roads On The Enjoyment Of Unpleasant Places Footnotes An Inland Voyage Travels With A Donkey In The Cevennes

Italian Days

Author : Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
ISBN : 0871137275
Genre : Travel
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The author recounts her travels in Italy, a trip that saw her search for family and discover the glories of Italy along the way

French Travel Writing In The Ottoman Empire

Author : Michele Longino
ISBN : 9781317585961
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examining the history of the French experience of the Ottoman world and Turkey, this comparative study visits the accounts of early modern travelers for the insights they bring to the field of travel writing. The journals of contemporaries Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, Jean Thévenot, Laurent D’Arvieux, Guillaume-Joseph Grelot, Jean Chardin, and Antoine Galland reveal a rich corpus of political, social, and cultural elements relating to the Ottoman Empire at the time, enabling an appreciation of the diverse shapes that travel narratives can take at a distinct historical juncture. Longino examines how these writers construct themselves as authors, characters, and individuals in keeping with the central human project of individuation in the early modern era, also marking the differences that define each of these travelers – the shopper, the envoy, the voyeur, the arriviste, the ethnographer, the merchant. She shows how these narratives complicate and alter political and cultural paradigms in the fields of Mediterranean studies, 17th-century French studies, and cultural studies, arguing for their importance in the canon of early modern narrative forms, and specifically travel writing. The first study to examine these travel journals and writers together, this book will be of interest to a range of scholars covering travel writing, French literature, and history.

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