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Inspired Journeys: Travel Writers in Search of the Muse
edited by Brian Bouldrey
University of Wisconsin Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-299-30948-0 | Cloth: 978-0-299-30940-4
Library of Congress Classification G465.I58 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 910.4

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.
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