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Inspired Journeys : Travel Writers in Search of the Muse (Hardcover)

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Full of humor, profundity, and obsession, these are tales of writers on peregrine paths. Some set out in search of legends or artistic inspiration; others seek spiritual epiphany or fulfillment of a promise. Their journeys lead them variously to Dracula’s castle, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s prairie, the Grimms’ fairy-tale road, Mayan temples, Nathaniel West’s California, the Camino de Santiago trail, Scott’s Antarctica, the Marquis de Sade’s haunted manor, or the sacred city of Varanasi. All of these pilgrimages are worthy journeys—redemptive and serious. But a time-honored element of pilgrimage is a suspension of rules, and there is absurdity and exuberance here as well.
Number of Pages: 264
Genre: Travel, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
Language: English
Street Date: November 22, 2016
TCIN: 51500001
UPC: 9780299309404
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-0122
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