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Footsteps : from Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, literary pilgrimages around the world.

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  • ISBN: 9780804189842 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: xi, 292 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, [2017]

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James Baldwin' Paris -- Elena Ferrante's Naples, then and now -- Poetry made me do it : my trip to Hebrides -- Amid the menace of war, Sanary-sur-Mer was a refuge under the sun -- Lake Geneva as Shelley and Byron knew it -- Finding Alice"s "Wonderland" in Oxford -- Looking for Isherwood's Berlin -- Blood, sand, sherry : Hemingway's Madrid -- Edith Wharton always had Paris -- Trumping the unbearable darkness of history -- On the French Riviera, Fitzgerald found his place in the sun -- On the trail of Hansel and Gretel in Germany -- In St. Petersburg, a poet of the past serves as a tour guide for the present -- Beneath Martinique's beauty, guided by a poet -- On England's coast, Thomas Hardy made his world -- In Ireland, chasing the wandering soul of Yeats -- Where Dracula was born, and it's not Transylvania -- The Roman seasons of Tennessee Williams -- In search of Flannery O'Connor -- San Francisco noir -- Mark Twain's Hawaii -- Rachel Carson's "rugged shore" in Maine -- Walking the streets of Roth's memory -- The land and words of Mary Oliver, the bard of Provincetown -- Climbing a peak that stirred Kerouac -- A house built to feed body and soul -- How to find the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft in Providence -- On the trail of Nabokov in the American West -- Searching for Anne of Green Gables on Prince Edward Island -- Jamaica Kincaid' Antigua -- In Sri Lanka, an island of detachment and desire -- Alice Munro's Vancouver -- Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul -- A remote Columbia city that really does exist -- In Vietnam, forbidden love and literature -- Where Rimbaud found peace in Ethiopia -- Borges's Buenos Aires : a city populated by a native son's imagination -- In Chile, where Pablo Neruda lived and loved.
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"A curated collection of the New York Times' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring classic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world Before The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway roamed the streets of Madrid, eager for the heady scent of blood emanating from the nearby bullrings. Before spunky, red-headed Anne Shirley stole readers' hearts in Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery was captivated by the sunset sky of Prince Edward Island. And before readers were terrified by a tentacled dragon-man called Cthulhu, H.P. Lovecraft was enthralled by the Industrial Trust tower-- the 26-story skyscraper that makes up the skyline of Providence, Rhode Island. Based on the popular New York Times travel column, Footsteps is an anthology of literary pilgrimages, exploring the geographic muses behind some of history's greatest writers. From the "dangerous, dirty and seductive" streets of Naples, the setting for Elena Ferrante's famous Neapolitan novels, to the "stone arches, creaky oaken doors, and riverside paths" of Oxford, the backdrop for Alice's adventures in Wonderland, Footsteps takes a fresh approach to literary tourism, appealing to readers and travel enthusiasts alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Travelers' writings.
Authors > Tavel.
TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues.
TRAVEL / Special Interest / General.
Genre: Travel writing.

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