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The Best American Travel Writing 2003 (The Best American Series)

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Published by Houghton Mifflin .
Written in English


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Number of Pages1
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7605060M
ISBN 10061839074X
ISBN 109780618390748
OCLC/WorldCa53362992

As may be. This is true not only when I travel but anytime. As ever after, it's written by the winners, the Greeks who have won a war with the Persians retold in the film When we were still in elementary school, some of our fellow Ohioans began to leave the planet entirely.

Dad had various adventures and rambles-within-rambles everywhere — car wreck in In encounter with suspicious characters in China, unauthorized explorations in East Berlin — and wrote about the experiences for the magazine at the company where he worked. Here she highlights the joys of packing heavily, an opinion often railed against and not seen in such a playful and thoughtful way. In the more liberated era of the s, Freya Stark's tome revealed just how far women could travel alone and live to write about it. What makes it a classic is Fleming's irony and restraint. When I was growing up there, Ohio seemed centrifugal.

While The Alexandria Quartet made Durrell famous, this is the better work. Thanks largely to his writings, the island in the s entered a new golden age, luring exiles disillusioned by post-war Europe. Method[ edit ] Each category has a continuing series editor, who makes an initial selection of notable works. I do know that in almost any far place I go, someone from Ohio either is there already, or was. Even a phrase like 'rambling fever,' favored by country-and-western songs, pins it down too much. He swears he's not making it up: "Dickens World, in other words, sounded less like a viable business than it did a mockumentary, or a George Saunders short story, or the thought experiment of a radical Marxist seeking to expose the terminal bankruptcy at the heart of consumerism.


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