Tuesday, May 30, 2017


A wonderful literary tour book that can guide not only your imagination but perhaps inspire some literary travels as well. Essays cover hometown cities, travel destinations, and inspirations from poets, playwrights, and novelists in the past two centuries. At least a third (if not more) of the literary pilgrimages are in the US, but these are all taken directly from The New York Times so it's not a huge shock. Quite a few of the authors I had never heard of but became entranced with after reading what environments inspired them. I really enjoyed the Pablo Neruda and Dracula essays. Honestly there wasn't a bad one in the bunch and I feel like there was a bit of everything. Children's authors, poets, playwrights, Nobel prize winners, expats, and more are included. A great book to travel with, even if you get no further than your porch.

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