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Journeys - An Anthology
Journeys - An Anthology

Journeys - An Anthology

by Robyn Davidson

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Language

English

Publisher

Picador India

ISBN

033036863X - Year: 2002 - Pages: 467

Binding

Paperback

Robyn Davidson

Author: Robyn Davidson
Publisher: Picador India
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 467
ISBN/UPC (if available): 033036863X

Description

Journeys is a provocatively different travel anthology. In its pages we encounter an astonishing assortment of people-at leisure, at war, in grand luxury and great discomfort, running away and coming home.

It is an invitation not just to visit the predictable destinations in the travel genre, but to explore the backroads of its varied terrain. From Simone de Behavior to Martin Luther King, from Buddha to van Gogh, Journeys hops over the self-imposed borders of travel writing to reveal our inner and outer worlds in a multitude of captivating voices.

EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS

Wonderfully rich and various
-THE TIMES

From the familiar to the exotic, the collection is a delight. Some of the pieces approach the sublime
- SPECTATOR

An anthology of fine travel writing, as full of wonder as such a collection could be… excellent, provocative
- INDEPENDENT

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PROLOGUE
The Life of the Buddha

ENGLAND
Ramblings in Cheapside
Notes on London at the End of the War
London
Shampooing; or Benefits resulting from the use of the Indian Medicated Vapor Bath

FRANCE
The Poetry and Prose of a Post-Impressionist
Marseilles
Early Travel Writings
The Temptation
Introduction to Mediterranean Food
In Memory of a Massacre of Churches

ITALY
The letters and Journals of Katherine Mansfield: A selection
Jewish Travelers in the Middle Ages
Autobiography
Memoirs
The Dream

SPAIN
The Spanish Temper
Bullfighting
Earthly Delights
From the Henares to the Tajuna
Homage to Catalonia

SWEDEN
The Diaries of Franz Kafka, 1910-1923

ICELAND
Letters from Iceland

GERMANY
Walking in Ice
The Human Race

THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
Croatia

SLOVAKIA
Deambulatory Therapy

RUSSIA
The Private Diaries of Stendhal
A Writer’s Dairy Volume 1, 1873-1876
Voronezh
Nadezhda Mondelstam: A Visit
The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier
An Artist’s Life

NORTH AMERICA
Kabloona: Among the Inuit
Harlem
A Letter from Birmingham Jail
This Boy’s Life
Silence
A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Butterflies and Late Loves

EL SALVADOR
In El Salvador

CUBA
Life in the Forest

ANTILLES
The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory

BRAZIL
The Moreira Cesar Expedition
A Trip to Vigia

SOUTHERN OCEAN
The Mirror of the Sea

ANTARCTICA
The Worst Journey in the World

NEW ZEALAND
The Maoris demonstrate their cannibalism on board the Resolution, Queen Charlotte Sound, South Island, November 1773

AUSTRALIA
Australia Twice Traversed
How We Fled when I Was a Girl

SOUTH EAST ASIA
Vietnam
On first Seeing a King bird of Paradise
The Principall Navigations, Voiage, Traffiques And Discoveries of the English Nation
The English Governess at the Siamese Court

JAPAN
The Narrow Road to the Deep North

AFRICA
The Bush
Discovery of the Victoria Falls
Travels in West Africa
The Ngong Farm

NORTH AFRIKA
The Unseen
The Oblivion Seekers
Cairo and the Plague
Flaubert to Louis Bouilhet
Letter to Sinuhe

ARABIA
On seeing the Ka’aba in Mecca’
On Language
Arabian Sands
Introduction to Travels in Arabia Deserta

ISRAEL
Hyena

MONGOLIA, CHINA, TIBET
The Gobi Desert
Mongolia!
Enlightened Vagabond

INDIA
The Village of the Dubes
Scent of India
Notes Mailed at Nagercoil
Delhi depopulated by the excesses of Sultan Town India
Letters from India
The Kyong

EPILOGUE
NASA-STS-84: Report # 01

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