Footsteps

Footsteps

From Ferrante's Naples to Hammett's San Francisco, Literary Pilgrimages Around the World

eBook - 2017
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A curated collection of the New York Times ' travel column, "Footsteps," exploring iconic authors' relationships to landmarks and cities around the world

Before Nick Carraway was drawn into Daisy and Gatsby's sparkling, champagne-fueled world in The Great Gatsby , F. Scott Fitzgerald vacationed in the French Riviera, where a small green lighthouse winked at ships on the horizon. Before the nameless lovers began their illicit affair in The Lover , Marguerite Duras embarked upon her own scandalous relationship amidst the urban streets of Saigon. 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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York :, Three Rivers Press,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780804189859
0804189854
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource (xi, 292 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Drake, Monica - Author of introduction
Alternative Title: New York times

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